It’s been six months since I’ve created anything and here’s why.
A few years ago, I made a promise to myself. It was when I first entered the art world walking around gallery shows in New York City. I remember looking at the artist who had solo exhibitions, books, and prints being sold everywhere. It was in that moment I told myself “I’m going to have a solo show.”
Sweet sixteens are very momentous in hispanic families.
This is the time when young girls become women and often times, and enormous celebration takes place. These customs are very popular in South and Central America. However, with immigrants arriving in North America, many families continue to celebrate this honored tradition, especially in New York City. This is the story of Mia, who was getting ready for her Sweet Sixteen in the most elaborate and beautiful way.
As a kid growing up in Jamaica Queens, I was immediately dubbed an outsider.
No matter how hard I tried to assimilate with the kids at school, I never got around to actually fitting in. I was constantly bullied for being different and would always bury myself in art and books. Hence why I became an artist. (more…)
One River School of Art & Design is showcasing the Divine Intervention series in the first of the “Community Conversation” exhibitions.
Have you ever had a moment in your life where you’ve hit rock bottom?
It’s such a crippling feeling to see your life in shambles. Personally, I’ve had rock-bottom moments in my life where I knew I had to make a choice: a choice to either stay in that situation or do (more…)
For about three years, I’ve had the pleasure of being a roller derby athlete.
Every time I tell people that I play roller derby, a bunch of questions come my way: Really, roller derby? Does that mean you punch women in the face? Does it hurt? Aren’t you afraid you will get hurt? Are you crazy? Do you know how dangerous that is? (more…)
When we talk about the past, it can be a touchy topic.
Some people usually say the past is the past and it’s best to leave it there. Especially if you are someone who only likes to look ahead. But in my opinion, the past can be a helpful thing. Your past is a blueprint of where you came from and how you arrived at this point in time. Regardless of whether your past is filled with good or bad memories, they are all necessary for your (more…)
I wanted to be an artist since I was a kid.
I remember the day when I was sitting at the dinner table and telling my parents what I wanted to be when I grew up. But the moment I told them that I wanted to be an artist, it wasn’t the response that I was hoping for. My parents believed that art was a hobby and that there was no future in being an artist: “You cannot make a career as an artist. You need to think of something else.” (more…)
When I first saw Wonder Woman I was over the moon with excitement.
Wonder Woman has been such an icon figure in the superhero world and the way the film was created: from the set, monologues, costumes, story line, everything was fantastic. It (more…)
A few years ago I was in the desert somewhere in Arizona and decided to take a photograph of myself in a red dress.
I didn’t know where I was going with it but I needed to try something new and something that was outside of my comfort zone. Once I (more…)