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Vejigante Mío
Vejigante Mío
Ink and 24k Gold Leaf on paper
14 x 17 inches

Honoring the Loíza community from Puerto Rico and the fight for equity and social justice. This artwork was first inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement, conversations with youth served in my past workplace and the Puerto Rican artist Daniel Lind.

I emphasize the facials of a "black" person with a wide nose, large lips, "imperfect" teeth- Puerto Rican traits that have been criticized by many.

I honor these physical features with the golden veil of the Vejigante, as I believe that the things that people criticize us the most are the most beautiful and worthy of glory.