Almendro

2018

48 x 60 inches

Acrylic on Canvas

 

Almendro began as a reflection on the election of Donald Trump and his war on people of color. In Central America, beachgoers don’t have to bring umbrellas; they just sit underneath the almond trees to find solace from the sun. I want those who recognize the almond tree to be transported to a welcoming and peaceful place. The goal here is to find a sense of tranquility and belonging people of color are lacking.

 

This piece was exhibited in 2019 at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC alongside

The Condition of Latin America. It was also selected for the Artpop Street Gallery Charlotte Class of 2019 and was displayed on billboards for one year in Mooresville and on I-77.

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