Collages > de la Raíz a la Flor

de la raíz a la flor
de la raíz a la flor
collage
8 x 10 in
2010

The purpose of this project is to create a book containing stories from my family history as well as a series of collages meant to accompany and complement the narratives. The aesthetic of the book references the process of collection and assemblage as all the text in the stories came directly from personal handwritten testimonials. The text in the artwork was re-contextualized from my great-grandfather, Ricardo Linares’s eulogy in the newspaper in Matanzas in 1953. The cover page has the words “de la raiz a la flor” which means “from the root to the flower”. This also holds a second deeper meaning as the name Flor is one of the family names in my ancestry.