"Voodoo Child" Original acrylic portrait of Jimi Hendrix, 2015
Soul Rebels series
Original artwork by Yasmin Hernandez Art
Acrylic on burlap
17 inches by 12 inches
Unframed, unstretched raw burlap
This portrait of Jimi Hendrix follows the tradition of my Soul Rebels series, a tribute to musicians and poets who use their art to combat injustice. Created on burlap like other works in that series, it also visually references my recent works that delve into energy and space themes.
Music has always been an integral part of my creative process and this series has allowed me to celebrate some of the music that has fueled my work in the studio. I listened to Jimi Hendrix' music while working on this piece and used colors and forms that represent the energy that I feel emanating from his music.
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.
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.