Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I am taking a digital photography class with Fernando Alvarez
at the West Kensington Ministry in Norris Square. These fotos
came from our first assignment; Window Light Portraits. The hands belong
to my great-nephew Cameron who is 5months old:-)
Here are some shots from yesterdays classwork:
Friday, January 15, 2010
Madres Altares installation detail
Letting go is the hardest thing to do.
I cling to difficult memories as if I couldn't survive without them.
Crisis and angst were the staples of my upbringing. I often can only feel normal if there is a crisis
at hand. I am working on a series of images for Las Gallas' upcoming exhibition at the
Taller Puertorriqueno entitled "Lo Que Aparece y Desaparece".
I say this is my last works dedicated to my mother , but I can only hope that I will be able to let her go.
Let her and my memory of her be at Peace. To let go of the turmoil that fuels this creative process around my relationship with my mother who has been gone for almost 8 years. My relationship with her and other family members who disappear and appear in my life.
I am coming to realize that this is an almost impossible task.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Damani + Cameron Antonio
Hijo + Great Nephew
about new life
no matter how hard
I met Beth Nixon's
Ida, 9months old
piercing + vibrant
to Mama Beth's back
ready to face
the cold Broad street
whooshy winds and icy air
makes me happy
a new poem
a new smile on
dark brown eyes
as she stares
I got to
that every day
brings a new chance
for new life