This sculpture is inspired by the endemic species of Puerto Rico; Amazona Vittata. It is currently an endangered species. The idea of this piece is to make the world aware of the majesty of nature through the shape, medium and color of the sculpture. It is made out of steel metal with a wood base. Metal is used to symbolize the hard work and dedication that has been established in efforts to aid in the survival of this unique species. The base of this work is inspired by the rainforests of Puerto Rico, the environment this species is found in, and fights to survive in. Although from afar it seems fragile its quick adaptation and stability reminds us that there is hope for survival.
Winds of Hope
Can we find hope in the midst of devastating or coercion? Yes, because in that moment we can transform its energy to sustain ourselves and move forward. At that point, hope is created.
In this piece, hope is represented through the strength of a standing tree. It faces hostile winds that in many ways could represent the fall and devastation of the tree. Regardless of this, it stays standing with the help of a kind of supplement that allows it to prevail against all odds. The medium, the position, the texture, and the color, are all interlaced over a wooden base that allows it to stand tall and represent the Winds of Hope we all carry within.
Embarking My Roots
This embarkment is the medium that transports the biggest riches in my being, it transports the code of the essence that makes me who I am; my history. It is made from metal because it is indestructible, if I treated well. Embarking My Roots, is like a trip that has a thrist for finding new directions to share who I am in search of a new beginning to share in the world, in the universe.
Honoring my heritage and recognizing the culture I originated from. This embarkment has as its purpose to transport this prized cargo in between the four cardinal points.
In this nostalgic piece that at the same time represents the direction of a resurgence of a culture and denotes a trip of creation and renovation, but maintaining the foundation of my origin; Taino, Spanish, and African.
Us Puerto Ricans, with our gallantry embark on a trip with the purpose of spreading who we are and where we originate from, without ignoring the best of where we are going to participate as a way to achieve what we will become.