Yasmin Hernandez Art
(Remix based on my Soldaderas mural, 2011)
Enhanced print, Acrylic paint and ink on canvas board
10 x 8 inches
Julia's Heart is a remix of the image of my muse, legendary Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos, from my Soldadera's mural. In this case, the sky blue of the Puerto Rican flag extends all around to envelop her in white clouds. Her severed blood vessels, inspired by Frida's Kahlo's "las dos Fridas" painting, are also extended throughout the composition. It includes the words “Tengo hambre de libertad” (I hunger for freedom) from a letter Julia wrote to her sister Consuelo.
Soldaderas Mural: On July 6, 2011, I unveiled my mural "Soldaderas" in the Modesto Flores Community Garden in El Barrio/ East Harlem, NYC. The mural is a tribute to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos. This date of July 6 was chosen as it is Kahlo's birthday and the anniversary of Julia de Burgos' transition. The mural honors the common work, struggles and legacies of both mujeres.
Remixes are original, mixed-media works combining prints of my previous paintings with new images, designs, text, ideas. Versus buying a simple digital print reproduction, remixes are an opportunity to collect a favorite image as a reworked, small-scale, more affordable original. Like my brother who I watched experiment with different break beat samples on turntables, I sample and experiment with previous images and new influences. Remixes are priced not necessarily by size, but by the amount of work and detail incorporated in each.
For more information on the original mural, symbolism, significance, background on Puerto Rican/ Mexican solidarity and history, visit the Soldaderas mural's webpage at:
Artist Info: Yasmin Hernandez is a Brooklyn-born and raised artist who rematriated to her ancestral homeland of Borikén in 2014, where she is still based. Her work explores liberation, light and love.
All images are original artwork by Yasmin Hernandez Art. Under no circumstances should any of the images, in whole or in part, be printed, copied or reproduced without direct permission from the artist. Thank you.