set them free, let them be

“I created a painting of una mujer freeing birds and butterflies unto the sky. The moon and sun are filled with landscapes to represent migration from one home to another home. The style of the birds were influenced by my culture’s Salvadoran folk art. I wanted the painting to feel soft and peaceful by using different shades of pink, purple, and blues. Using these colors and subjects can evoke an emotion of hope and healing for my latinx community… I added plants to represent personal growth because she is centered in the middle but she is not alone. She surrounded by the moon, the sun, the birds, and the butterflies and she is calm. When personal growth starts with self love we then begin recognizing our shared humanity.”

-Artist Statement

“Set Them Free Let Them Be” 2019. Philadelphia, PA

In collaboration with curator, Conrad Benner from Streets Depts and Streep Dept Walls, and Fashion District Rotating Exhibits.
Located in the Fashion District 1101 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

The artist creating murals for Streets Dept Walls are: Marian BaileyUriah BusseyDora CuencaManuela GuillénTim McFarlaneA’Driane NievesNicole NikolichQuinn RodriguezSymone SalibChad States, and Meg Wolensky!