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.
Ravioli Della Nonna
This film was shot to document my grandmother making her famous ravioli. While visiting my uncle's summer home in Sicily, I decided to document my interactions with Nonna as she prepared ravioli for the family. In the film you can see us interacting, my filming of close-ups, and the footage of her process. This is a study in the culture that I've grown up experiencing whenever I visited my grandmother in Italy.