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 6, 2020

I’m Not Sick I’m Pregnant, 2009
Yasmin Hernandez Art
Digital Montage on watercolor paper
18" x 12"
 

I am posting this as a reflection on health, illness, pregnancy and home birth and how these tie into today’s pandemic. I've told this story over and over again because...

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,...