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.
lace, canvas frame, copper wire
This work is a reflection of the fragile emotions felt by my aunt after the death of her daughter, my cousin Romi. The lace represents pure emotions of grief and lost as it suspends between the frame. The copper wire pulls at the fabric barely keeping it suspended. The fabric is white lace to represent innocence, femininity, and a symbol of eternal life.