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MORENA-MIRENA

2021

The birth control pill was initially tested on poor vulnerable Puerto Rican women without their fully informed consent, before eventually being marketed to well-off white women.
Acrylic paint, cotton thread, and gold metallic thread embroidered with seed beads.

BLACK MADONNA

2021

Black Madonna.

Acrylic paint with seed beads, bugle beads, pearls, glass beads, and Swarovski crystal beads embroidered on canvas. 

Exodus 17:8-16 Moses Battling the Amalekites

2021

Inspired by John Everett Millais' Victory O Lord!

Acrylic paint embroidered with seed beads, stone beads, amethyst, amber, sillimanite, turquoise, glass beads, and Swarovski crystal beads on muslin. 

BLACK MADONNA COL BAMBINO

2021

Black Madonna with child.

Acrylic paint with seed beads, bugle beads, pearls, glass beads, and Swarovski crystal beads embroidered on muslin. 

LA CURANDERA

2021

Jar of vapor rub. Acrylic paint, cotton thread, and gold metallic thread embroidered with glass beads and seed beads.

TAÍNO ZEMI

2021

Sun and Moon Taíno zemi.

Sun and Moon Taíno zemi. 

Zemi (or cemi) was the Taíno word for "god" and also referred to sculptural depictions of Taíno gods and goddesses.

Acrylic paint embroidered with seed beads, stone beads, Swarovski crystal beads, and pearls on canvas.

LAS TRES REINAS MAGAS

2021

 

Acrylic paint embroidered with seed beads, glass beads, stone beads, bugle beads, and Swarovski crystal beads on muslin.

PUERTO RICAN VEJIGANTE MASK

2021

Traditional Puerto Rican vejigante mask.

Acrylic paint with seed beads, stone beads, clay beads, wooden beads, glass beads, and Swarovski crystal beads embroidered on muslin.