Handmade, mixed-media Ponce Massacre Magnet, 2020
Wood, print, ink, acrylic paint, high gloss glaze, magnet
3 ¼” diameter
This special Ponce Massacre magnet is completely created, painted, assembled, glued, retouched by me! Though each features a remixed image of one of my previous paintings, each one is unique in its own design.
My original 1997 painting, The Ponce Massacre, is based on a newspaper image of the Ponce Massacre, a tragedy that took place in my parent's hometown of Ponce, Puerto Rico on March 21st, 1937. The Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico had planned a peaceful parade in commemoration of the abolition of Slavery in Puerto Rico. As the parade began with various members of the community, children included, the police fired shots into the crowd leaving 21 people dead and 200 wounded.
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.