One of two companion pieces to the final painting in a month-long project honouring Dominican heritage, culture and history.
In bringing these pieces to life, my goal was to highlight a speck of the multi pronged diversity that’s prevalent throughout the Dominican Republic, and to raise awareness of the flora and fauna that’s endemic to the country. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Some common elements abound in all three paintings, such as the agua de lluvia dresses and the larimar earrings. Likewise, each new creation features an endemic flower, tree and animal, as well as a classic carnival character. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In this painting, I feature the Hispaniola Woodpecker, the Goetzea Ekmanii, the Diablo Cojuelo (an iconic mainstay of the Dominican carnival), and Copernicia Berteroana leaves, one of the many indigenous trees you can find in the country. ⠀⠀
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.
You can find me daydreaming about my next adventure, or collecting the anecdotes that will serve as inspiration for the work you will find here.
For more information about my work and to purchase original art and request commissions, please visit me at www.gabriela-taveras.com
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.