Tuesday, January 19, 2010

WKM Photo Class

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

Letting Go


      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. 
Here a e some pics of works in progress:


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Damani + Cameron Antonio
Hijo + Great Nephew
Just thinking
about new life
New Energy
moving forward
no matter how hard
how easy

I met Beth Nixon's
daughter today
Ida, 9months old
piercing + vibrant
blue eyes
bundled up
and strapped
to Mama Beth's back
ready to face
the cold Broad street
whooshy winds and icy air

New life
makes me happy
A baby
a new poem
a new smile on
Damani's face
Marissa's brite
dark brown eyes
as she stares
at Cameron's
new face

I got to
that every day
brings a new chance
for new life