Welcome to my art blog where I share reflections on my art, art-making or art in general.
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February 21, 2020


February 21st, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated. I created this work as part of my Archivos Subversivos series to highlight the parallels between this legendary leader and another hero of mine, Pedro Albizu Campos.  Pedro Albizu Campos died exactly two months after Ma...

February 20, 2020

“You ever try to snatch a dream out of your nighttime nod?
A nice, cooled-down dream where the walls are painted bright Puerto Rican Red?”
-Piri Thomas


In 1997, I had just graduated school, left Ithaca, New York and instead of moving back to Brooklyn as I had planned,...

February 16, 2020

The last two months have taught me more about the energies, the vibrations of the earth. We have not only had to experience earthquakes and aftershocks in Puerto Rico, countless ones, shaking every hour, every day basically. We have also had to stop, pause, align to th...

December 31, 2019

Paintings of the 2010s above

I remember ringing in this New decade quietly, peacefully, in new momma bliss, nursing my baby on the sofa. A few weeks later, I was at the hospital with my brother when he received the news that his 2nd auto stem cell transplant hadn't ha...

September 10, 2019


Recently, while sleeping I felt a tickle on my arm.  I slapped my arm, thinking it was a mosquito, then covered myself with the blanket. The tickle continued. I proceeded to slap my arm again knowing something had invaded my bed. I opened my eyes to find that though t...