Bleeding Reality: Asi Estamos

This very complex three-panel work addresses the ties of colonialism to the tourist trade, the manipulation of religion, deliberate miseducation and the question of cultural genocide.

The commercialization of a culture and autobiographical elements also play roles in this piece. The text addresses how education is altered and even withheld for Puerto Rican children due to cultural differences and a colonialist context. The central panal, the heart with rusted nails symbolizes the open and unhealing wound in Latin America.

In the central panel, the heart with rusted nails symbolizes the open and unhealing wound in Latin America.

This painting speaks to 500 years of colonialism.