As a child I always had this uncertainty of who I really was.. I was in some sort of limbo between racial barriers and cultures. Thankfully my father taught me everything from, drawing, cooking, working with my hands, etc.. during his "Lessons" he would speak about the #Macheteros & The #YoungLords. About the sacrifices and ongoing efforts for Puerto Rico's independence.
At the time I was listening but not fully understanding.Today, I fully acknowledge what he was instilling in me, a sense of self awareness, a sense of Identity & pride.
I'm gonna keep this post strictly positive and focus on the art and not so much on social injustice. Happy Friday [☆>==]✌🏼
☆Bandera Media Asta ☆Flag At Half Mast
Three red stripes, representing the blood shed by our Taino ancestors embedded with steel and chain. We're still shedding blood, but now in the hands of one another. We need peace.
Two white stripes depicting Taino & Arawak symboligy. Originally the two white stripes stood for Victory & Independence but we've yet to achieve such a luxury.
The blue triangle encased in broken glass represents our blue skies, beautiful coastal waters and sand with a single hand cut star encased in blue resin, representing 1 free and independent nation that we will one day be.
Bandera Media Asta🇵🇷 13×27×3 Mixed Media, Wood, Plastic, Acrylic, Spray Paint, Glass, Resin, & Steel. ☆
•Special thanks to:
☆@luzchange for as much as you may not accept credit, you helped inspire me to create something meaningful and identifying myself as an "Artivist" 😎 Gracias ✊🏼🇵🇷 ☆@alverio_arts For the knowledge, and helping me locate a showroom or home for this piece.✊🏼🇵🇷
☆@kzecreative1 For helping me wrap my head around wording a description. You were more helpful than Google lol.
☆@d.s.g_000 on the shadowbox, you saved me time brother. ✊🏼🇵🇷 #PuertoRico #PuertoRicoSeLevanta
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