Yasmin Hernandez Art
Lolita Centenario, (Lolita Lebrón), 2019
Gold and white ink on black cardstock
9x6 inches (unmatted/ unframed)
Hand-drawn, original portrait commemorating the centennial of Lolita Lebrón’s birth (1919-2019). Lolita dedicated her whole life to the liberation struggle of Puerto Rico before passing in 2010.
Black Backgrounds: I began working on black backgrounds in 2009 in honor of Vieques’ bioluminescent bay. Around the time of my rematriation to Puerto Rico, I started exploring spirit concepts by painting nebulas against dark backgrounds. These explorations took on new meaning after living through Hurricanes Irma and Maria and their dark aftermath and now the “earthquake swarm”. I now explore different forms of Puerto Rico-inspired bioluminescence.
This Land: Borikén
The image of the art with the valley is the view where I live and work in this northwestern corner of Borikén. This is where I create in a land that has served as my greatest teacher.
Yasmin Hernandez is a Brooklyn-born and raised artist who 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.