This symbol, which is a blend of indigenous Taino imagery from the Dominican Republic and Ancient Etruscan references from Rome, is a symbol I developed to represent my work and identity. It features Atabey, the Taino goddess of fertility and the earth, the Taino symbol of the sun and Etruscan concentric circles, olive leaves, and the colors on the Italian flag and the Dominican flag.
Based off of a sketchbook doodle and rendered digitally.
FIFTY FIVE +
(THIS IS AN ART SHOW)
Curated Art Exhibit
On Wednesday August 9th, 2017, FIFTY FIVE +, an art show that featured photography, paintings, a photo booth, food, live music and much much more came to life. It was a project that I had been developing for quite some time and it finally became a reality, in a way that was even better than what I had imagined.
In the ballroom of a clubhouse for senior citizens 55 and older (clever event title) 7 talented artists, including myself, exhibited their work for friends and family to see. The show included photography, video, and a photo booth by Luana Pedriglieri, photography by Michael Ortiz, and Pamela Solares, an interactive animation booth by Paula Milenkova, an exhibit of zines and the event poster by Isabella Pinzon, drawings and a performance by Ana Paula Lopez, and an installation of paintings and sculptures by myself.
Along with the featured artists the show featured henna by Noosh Creations and live music from The Indigoes. Jonathan Yataco on the guitar, Armando Vergara on the trombone, Ian Carvalho on the alto saxophone, Stephen Chang on the drums, Fernando Rodriguez on the bass, and Michael Chong on the guitar and vocals.
Visit Facebook for the full photo album including pictures from the photo booth!