Family and history

September 4, 2021

From left to right: The Robles— Auroro, Natividad, and my grandparents, Fernanda and Francisco I only saw my paternal grandfather once and my paternal grandmother once.  I saw them together only once when I went to Puerto Rico (Boriken) when I was 6 years old. I remember running up a beautiful green…

read more

Lost and Found

August 31, 2021

I painted this in the 80s and remember doing the shadows and enjoying the painting process.  I used a reference photo but don’t remember where the photo came from. It resided in my parents’ home for many years.  I must have brought it back with me when I returned to DC after living in NY for a year.…

read more

The others

August 26, 2021

You look furtively at the other ones’ eyes Their brown eyes mysterious and deep Thoughts and feeling you know nothing about Even though you tried hard to make them forget They remember They remember the earth, her mountains, rivers, green grass, soaring eagles, dark caves, animals running free and w…

read more


August 23, 2021

Papi, where is paradise? M’hija, paradise is in the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean, a small island of green mountains, cool breezes and warm sunshine. Papi, what is paradise like? M’hija, the coquíes sing you to sleep, the flamboyans wave their ruby flowers at you, oranges grow wild and the agua…

read more

Shenandoah Destiny

August 20, 2021

Under a red, incandescent Lakota sun, we met over a thousand years ago and yesterday. Travelers on a journey through a universe of love and beauty. Recognition in the sacred arbor devoted to the humble truth, where we sang and danced prayers for humanity. Dreams foretold of an ageless time when ther…

read more

Isolation and Social Distancing

October 28, 2020

I’ve been reflecting on isolation and social distancing that we are all undergoing.  As an artist, I am very comfortable being on my own and naturally an introvert who doesn’t do much social interaction.  In looking over my work, I found this image I did while living in New York City of a young woma…

read more