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ese amor no lo crea un papel
ese amor no lo crea un papel
collage
8 x 10 in
2010

This last story is of Rita Vargas, my great-great grandmother who was an indigenous Cuban indian from the Siboney tribe. After falling in love with a Spaniard, she made a daily powder out of eggshells to make her skin appear lighter, thus appeasing her lover’s family. The text means “this love is not created by a paper [document]”