This is the final painting in the “Dominicanidad”collection and while each piece holds a special place in my heart, I hope this one in particular increases the visibility of Afro Dominicans and the wider Afro Caribbean community, which continues to be severely marginalized and discriminated against in the entirety of the region. The countless stories, and the diversity they entail, are what makes us strong, unique, beautiful and resilient.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In this painting, I feature another host of endemic flora and fauna: the Hispaniolan Parakeet, the Palo de Cruz flower, the Platanuse (Cotui’s main carnival character, which was brought to life by slaves the revolted against slavery and colonial rule), and Juniperus Gracilior leaves.
The original piece was painted on acid-free, cold-pressed 100% watercolour paper using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils.
Eternal idealist roaming the betwixt where international relations and popular culture converge. I am passionate about history, drawing, reading and travelling.
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This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.