For Your Broken Shin (after Shakespeare)

For Your Broken Shin (after Shakespeare)

Watch it Burn show at Trestle Art Gallery

mentholated petrolatum on banana leaf in petrolatum filled acrylic frame.

12 x 16 x 1 inches

2018


The title, "For Your Broken Shin" is taken from a line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet where Romeo tells Mercutio, “Your plantain leaf is excellent for that (broken shin)” (1.2.53). I apply mentholated petrolatum on the plantain leaf to reinforce this idea of healing.

The plantain leaf in "For Your Broken Shin" sits in an acrylic frame cushioned by a 1/2 inch of mentholated petrolatum, the mentholated petrolatum in turn is framed by a thick border of petroleum jelly, creating contrasting values. Compositionally I looked to Josef Albers.

"For Your Broken Shin (after Shakespeare)" was exhibited at a show in Trestle Gallery in 2018 curated by Carmen Hermo entitled “Watch it Burn” which partly explored issues relating to containment and material abstraction.

For Your Broken Shin (after Shakespeare)

For Your Broken Shin (after Shakespeare)

Watch it Burn show at Trestle Art Gallery

mentholated petrolatum on banana leaf in petrolatum filled acrylic frame.

12 x 16 x 1 inches

2018

Morir Soñando at the Knockdown Center

Morir Soñando at the Knockdown Center

Colgão Diptych (6/22/18) detail and performance

Colgão Diptych (6/22/18) detail and performance

Morir Soñando at The Knockdown Center

petrolatum on banana leaves and mixed media

Dimensions Variable

2018

Eye Level Diptych (after Stuart Davis) installation view and detail

Eye Level Diptych (after Stuart Davis) installation view and detail

yucca and epoxy resin on found subway ads; banana leaves and epoxy resin on wood

4 x 3 feet

2016

A Tempest Diptych (after Leonardo da Vinci)

A Tempest Diptych (after Leonardo da Vinci)

gandules and epoxy resin on found commercial print

9.5 x 4 feet

2016

A Tempest Diptych (after Leonardo da Vinci) detail

A Tempest Diptych (after Leonardo da Vinci) detail

gandules and epoxy resin on found commercial print

9.5 x 4 feet

2016

"The (New) School of Athens (after Raphael)"

"The (New) School of Athens (after Raphael)"

Exhibited during a residency with Roundabout LX  in Lisbon Portugal during the summer of 2016.

Mixed media
Dimensions variable

"The (New) School of Athens (after Raphael)" detail

"The (New) School of Athens (after Raphael)" detail

Mixed media

Dimensions variable

2016