Welcome to my art blog!  I share reflections on my art, art-making, my muses & inspirations.
To read my rematriation reflections on my journey from Brooklyn to Puerto Rico,
please visit rematriatingboriken.com

May 23, 2020

The Women’s Empowerment Draft of the Art Force Five program of Alfred University’s Art Department is an initiative celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment and Women’s Right to Vote. It inserts (subverts actually) the necessary dialogue on women’s empowerment i...

April 14, 2020

“Si no me quieren en vida, cuando muera no me llores”
(If you don’t love me in life, don’t cry for me when I die)
- sung by hector lavoe, written by Rubén Blades

 

This portrait of my brother and I is one of my favorites because I decided to paint this tribute to him ju...

April 9, 2020

This month marks ten years since my brother’s transition. I usually don’t do cemeteries, but I felt a call to be there with my family for this anniversary. I was scheduled to be in upstate New York and would stop at his grave in Brooklyn on my way back to Puerto Rico....

April 8, 2020

(Post bilingüe / English follows below)
 

Además de ser revolucionario, autor del Grito de Lares, diseñador de nuestra primera bandera, abolicionista, Betances fue médico. Trabajó la epidémica del cólera en Puerto Rico y ayudó con otras enfermedades por varias islas del...