Yasmin Hernandez Art
Betances Guanin, 2019
Gold ink on black cardstock
5 x 7 inches
Hand drawn with metallic inks on black card stock. Guanin is the golden medallion worn by caciques, made of a gold/ silver/ copper alloy. It is also the name assigned to this metal, considered more precious than gold alone. This portrait of Puerto Rican Revolutionary ancestor Ramón Emeterio Betances is part of a series honoring warriors of these islands. Betances was an Afro-Boricua, also of Dominican descent, a physician, abolitionist and leader of the September 23rd, 1868 revolution El Grito de Lares.
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.
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.
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$60.00 Regular Price
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