Yasmin Hernandez Art
Bandera Boricua Luciernaga (Firefly-inspired flag), 2019
Colored pencil on black paper
6x9 inches (unmatted/ unframed)
Original colored pencil drawing on black paper. This Puerto Rican flag is inspired by my artwork exploring bioluminescence. In this case I use the colors of the common firefly, red, black and yellow, with a green glow. Poetically, these are the same colors of African liberation, honoring our place in the African Diaspora.
Working on black backgrounds is something I began in 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 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.