This body of work is an exploration of my Cuban/Caribbean culture and roots. The paintings reflect the bold and vibrant colors of the stained glass, and with my signature double-blue backgrounds, representing Day and Night, they also provide an illusion of being three-dimensional. The paintings have also been compared to Panamanian "molas," appearing to be embroidered, but in fact they are not. It is, in a sense, a hypnotic illusion that all that is seen is perfect and functional when in fact, it is not.

Many of these paintings contain "malangas" (vine-like plants) which have a secret life of their own that is only revealed to those willing to study them. To study them is to slowly discover the unique world of these apparently insignificant plants -- rhythmic, magical, and harmonious with its surroundings and all other living and non-living things -- telling us their secrets.

Because of my strong belief in human rights and the liberty to speak what is on your mind, these paintings also serve to remind us all of the stagnation and ongoing situation in Cuba and all countries ruled by dictatorship.

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Reflection / Reflexión
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Rooster Dances to my Bongo Beat / El Gallo Baila con mi Bongó

 

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Conga and its Flowers / La Conga y sus Flores

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Biltmore Apron Series

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Focused Details

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Miscellaneous Originals

When a Spaniard Woman Kisses / La Española Cuando Besa

Original Available

Esmeralda
Tito the Rooster and his Cob / El Gallo Tito y su Mazorca
Dance / Baila

Reminiscing the Countryside of my Youth / Recordando los Campos de mi Juventud

The Lady and her Blue Horse / La Dama y su Caballo Azul
Available in various colors / Disponible en varios colores
The Countryman and The Lady / El Guajiro y La Dama
Guajiro and his Coconut / El Guajiro y su Coco
Intertwined with Love / Entrelazado con Amor
Walk This Way Too
Guajiro Taking a Nap / Guajiro Hechando un Sueño
Flowers with Clave / Flores con Clave
Flowers with Guiro / Flores con Guiro
Flowers with Maracas / Flores con Maracas
Flowers with Guitar / Flores con Guitarra
ORCHESTRAL FLOWERS COLLECTION / COLECCION FLORES ORQUESTALES
Violet / Violeta
The Red Teapot / La Tetera Roja
Original Available
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The Red Sugar Bowl / La Azucarera Roja
The Red Creamer / La Cremera Roja
TEA PARTY IN AMSTERDAM TRIPTYCH
Francisco, Conga Tropical

Original Available
Cachita, Palma Habanera
Flowers with Trumpet / Flores con Trompeta
The Rooster Sings at Dawn / El Gallo Canta al Amanecer
Enjoying the Countryside / Disfrutando de los Campos
The Countryman Dreams of the Lady / El Guajiro Sueña con la Dama
Fishing / En la Pesca
IN THE BREEZES OF THE COUNTRYSIDE TRIPTYCH / EN LAS BRISAS DE LOS CAMPOS TRIPTICO
Lilly Flores
Original Available
Guajiro Up a Tree / Guajiro Trepado
Original Available
Original Available
Flowers with Saxophone / Flores con Saxofón
The Gift of Love / El Regalo de Amor

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Afro-Caribbean - Con't.

Caribbean Mermaid / Sirena Caribeña
Tito the Rooster and his Cob / El Gallo Tito y su Mazorca
Original Available
Strolling Down Main Street / Paseando por Main Street
Flowers with Flute / Flores con Flauta
Original Available
Flowers with Cello & Canaries / Flores con Chelo y Canarios
Original Available
Original Available
Flowers with Clarinet & . . . / Flores con Clarinete y . . .
Country Love / Amor Campesino
Dolores de Alma
Original Available
Flowers with Award / Flowers con Premio
Mulata with Fruits / Mulata con Frutas
Original Available
To the Rhythm of Nature / Al Ritmo de la Naturaleza
Tangerine Dreams
Flowers in Carnaval / Flores en Carnaval
Fernando, The Fisherman / Fernando, El Pescador
Original Available
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