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MORENA-MIRENA


2021

Acrylic paint, cotton thread, and gold metallic thread embroidered with seed beads.

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. The figure here is of a dark-skinned woman with Taíno features, posed in the likeness of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man was a study in perfect human proportion. Here, this specific pose is used to suggest that poor, brown bodies made “perfect” specimens for uninformed medical testing.
 

BLACK MADONNA


2021



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

La Pietà

2021

Stumpwork with acrylic paint and embroidered with cotton string, glass beads, stone beads (including amethyst, quartz, citrine, sillimanite, howlite, and amber), seed beads, pearls, and Swarovski crystal beads on muslin. 

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.

LAS TRES REINAS MAGAS

2021

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