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.
Poca Agua y Coco Nada
Featured here are stills from my video depicting my uncle cutting down coconuts from the coconut trees in my backyard. Then, you see my mother and her siblings, and my grandmother towards the end, eating the coconuts and sharing stories and jokes. This video is simply a study of the culture my family experiences as part of everyday life. The beauty of a coconut and the joy of community and family surrounding a treat. The title, meaning "little water and no coconut" in spanish is something my aunt says in the film referring to the disappointment of opening up a stale or empty coconut.