Gracias + Reconstrucción
Gracias (2017), a site-specific structure that resembles a small shed, makes use of standard tropical architectural imagery and an attached air conditioning unit to portray ineffective design. Its walls, made to mimic concrete ornamental blocks commonly found in the Caribbean fail to contain the cooled air that the unit provides. The air conditioning unit, in turn, derives its power from a larger structure that dwarfs Gracias, and reiterates the persistent colonial relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States.
On September 20th, 2017, Hurricane Maria ripped through the island of Puerto Rico. This series of objects attempts to record and represent the new-normals that shape a post-Maria landscape.
Pensamientos (2016-Present) is a ongoing series of small mixed media paintings that serve as visual contemplations on themes of nativity, nationality, cultural identity and confusion, and political dependency. Each example shown is 3.5" x 3.5", and employs a mixed process of printmaking, painting, and drawing.
Bound + Arcos
Bound (2017) is a sculpture that explores the inherent traits of steam bending wood; imposed stress, manipulation, and molding in order to obtain a desired form. The ongoing Arco series focuses on material sourcing and subsequent use, taking inspiration from and emphasizing the structural and visual characteristics of plywood.
Eric's Curated Collection
This artist has not yet created a curated collection.