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​Stone Circum, 2016 LR.jpg

Stone Circum, 2016 Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene 23” x 26 ½”

Aqualina, 2016 LR.jpg

Aqualina (2016) Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene on paper 26” x 36” x 5"

Caribbean Coral, 2016 LR.jpg

Caribbean Coral, 2016 Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene 17 ½" x 30 ¼” x 4"

​Waste Wave, 2015-2016a LR.jpg

Waste Wave, 2016 Drawing with mixed media on paper 18 ½” x 23 ½” x 7 ½”

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About Sarabel

Baltimore City

SARABEL SANTOS-NEGRON Born in 1984, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.   Multidisciplinary artist. She began studies in art in the Central School of Visual Arts in Santurce, Puerto Rico. She has a baccalaureate in Painting and a second concentration in Art History of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. She studied Art History at the Ortega y Gasset Foundation in Toledo, Spain. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies from Caribbean... more

False Nature

False Nature is my current proposal series of works in which I explore the natural world from a biological, botanical and ecological approach. My interest lies in evoking nature, not only from its composition or physical appearance, but also by its molecular and chemical structure. In addition, part of this project is based on a collaborative practice. Since last year until recent months I have been integrating plastic (polyethylene or plastic bags) that I have been collecting in the community where I live in Bayamon City, Puerto Rico and in Baltimore City, Maryland. Using polyethylene as an integral part of the work responds to my concerns about pollution and the excess production of this material which affects our environment. The result are drawings that refer to the natural world. The synthetic material is invading and intervening the drawings as a metaphor for pollution in which we are immersed and adapted. It is a false, synthetic and toxic nature.

  • Evergreen

    Evergreen, 2016 Evergreen is a site specific progressive project of false nature which I did collecting plastic bags in Baltimore City, Maryland. I explore how nature is perceived in urban spaces, considering its growth and form. I’m interested in pollution and how nature is affected by that. In this case, using plastic is a direct way to talk about my environmental concerns. Evergreen is a term used to describe something will always be green and joyful, but also in marketing refers to the content that never expires, that always will be there (like plastic).
  • Evergreen

    Evergreen, 2016 Evergreen is a site specific progressive project of false nature which I did collecting plastic bags in Baltimore City, Maryland. I explore how nature is perceived in urban spaces, considering its growth and form. I’m interested in pollution and how nature is affected by that. In this case, using plastic is a direct way to talk about my environmental concerns. Evergreen is a term used to describe something will always be green and joyful, but also in marketing refers to the content that never expires, that always will be there (like plastic).
  • Evergreen

    Evergreen, 2016 Evergreen is a site specific progressive project of false nature which I did collecting plastic bags in Baltimore City, Maryland. I explore how nature is perceived in urban spaces, considering its growth and form. I’m interested in pollution and how nature is affected by that. In this case, using plastic is a direct way to talk about my environmental concerns. Evergreen is a term used to describe something will always be green and joyful, but also in marketing refers to the content that never expires, that always will be there (like plastic).
  • Evergreen

    Evergreen, 2016 Evergreen is a site specific progressive project of false nature which I did collecting plastic bags in Baltimore City, Maryland. I explore how nature is perceived in urban spaces, considering its growth and form. I’m interested in pollution and how nature is affected by that. In this case, using plastic is a direct way to talk about my environmental concerns. Evergreen is a term used to describe something will always be green and joyful, but also in marketing refers to the content that never expires, that always will be there (like plastic).
  • Caribbean Coral, 2016 LR.jpg

    Caribbean Coral, 2016 Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene 17 ½" x 30 ¼” x 4"
  • ​Waste Wave, 2015-2016a LR.jpg

    Waste Wave, 2016 Drawing with mixed media on paper 18 ½” x 23 ½” x 7 ½”
  • ​Stone Circum, 2016 LR.jpg

    Stone Circum, 2016 Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene 23” x 26 ½”
  • Aqualina, 2016 LR.jpg

    Aqualina (2016) Drawing with mixed media and polyethylene on paper 26” x 36” x 5"

Accidental Landscapes

The Accidental Landscapes are a series of landscapes constructed based on impressions of real landscapes that have been affected by the hand of the man, the industrialization and pollution of green zones or coastal areas in Puerto Rico. The work of art titled Effluvium (2017) is a site specific installation made with plastic bags. The piece is developed in response to the study of the form of the river channel and the history of the Bayamon River and its overflowing in the past, in Puerto Rico.

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