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Yasmin Hernandez Art
Betances Bioluminiscente
Giclee Print on archival acid-free paper
22 x 17 inches

A giclee is a high quality, long-lasting print made on acid-free paper with archival pigment inks. This print is of my original 2018 painting of Ramón Emeterio Betances as a luminescent spirit, illuminating the Antilles with bioluminescent waters. I painted this 6 months after Hurricane Maria, inspired by the darkness we lived, the three bioluminescent bays in Puerto Rico and the legacy of Betances' life and work. Betances was a Puerto Rico-born physician, educated in Paris, where he lived most of his life due to political exile. He dedicated his work to helping patients in Paris, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, and other Caribbean islands. He authored the 1868 Grito de Lares revolution, designed Puerto Rico's first flag (in solidarity with the Dominican Republic where his family was also from) and was also an abolitionist.

Black Backgrounds have been part of my creative practice since 2009 in honor of Vieques’ bioluminescent bay and that took on new meaning after living through Hurricanes Irma and Maria and their dark aftermath.

Artist Info:
Yasmin Hernandez is a Brooklyn-born and raised artist whose work is centered on liberation themes. She rematriated to her ancestral homeland of Borikén in 2014, where she is still based.


All images featured on this shop are original artwork by Yasmin Hernandez Art. Under no circumstances should any of the images or content of this shop, in whole or in part, be printed, copied, or reproduced without direct permission from the artist. Thank you.

Betances Bioluminiscente, Archival print

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