Paper Collage on Canvas 72"x48" Original Art Available Harukichi is a Geisha name that means: has great vitality, a lot of courage and is capable of easily overcoming all difficulties.
Paper Collage on Canvas 48"x48" Original Art Available A young, modern Japanese girl with a magnetic gaze. She is your Tokyo Heartbreak.
Subtlety and Power
Paper Collage on Canvas 48"x36" Original Art Available Prints Available Subtlety in her eyes behind the Power of the Hokusai wave. It's the two words that define many a love story.
Paper Collage on Canvas 30"x24" Original Art SOLD Pale Flower takes its name from one of the songs that played in the background at a given moment through the creative process for this piece. I always listen to music while I cut and glue my collages. The female protagonist that served as muse for this artwork is the Canadian actress, Evelyn Brochu. The letters "BC" on her wool cap, stand for the Canadian province of British Columbia.
The Legendary Lena Horne
Paper Collage on Canvas 40"x30" Sold
Paper Collage on Canvas 60"x48" SOLD The photo of the woman that inspired this collage, reminded me of the Maya Angelou poem, Phenomenal Woman: "...It's the fire in my eyes, and the flash of my teeth, the swing in my waist, and the joy in my feet..."
Paper Collage on Canvas 60"x48" SOLD Katsuha is a Geisha name that means "Victorious Leaf". The subject's demeanor definitely reflects a woman who is triumphant, and who victoriously looks to the future.
Paper Collage on Canvas 48"x36" SOLD Prints Available The mysterious colors and shadows make this woman a Witchy Geisha. She conquered the heart of a lucky collector.
Candy Cane Geisha
Paper Collage on Canvas 72"x48" SOLD An intricate and beautiful Geisha whose headpiece has ornaments that remind us of candy canes. The white and red pieces find an echo in the pink waterlilies that float all around her. I love to include flowers in most of my pieces.
Paper Collage on Canvas 72"x48" SOLD Inspired by a poster of the Puccini Opera Madama Butterfly, this collage presents the subject of our protagonist Geisha among the waterlilies.
Pretty in Pink
Paper Collage on Canvas 48"x48" SOLD Prints Available This Flamingo entirely made of paper hides patterns, flowers, and has a purse for a beak. It is a majestic creature that us Floridians are very familiar with. Prints are available for this particular piece.
La Sonera Del Mundo-Aymée Nuviola
Paper Collage on Canvas This is a portrait of our dear friend, Grammy winner and "Sonera" of the world, Aymée Nuviola. The collage captures the city of Havana, its dancers, rhythms and spirit... which she certainly brings to us through her music, her life and her soul. The black and white background includes a few scenes of her life and career, which could not possibly all fit here! She continues to soar and I am grateful and honored to have made this portrait for her.
Paper Collage on Canvas 30"x24" SOLD Prints Available Florida was named by explorer Ponce de Leon in 1513. The name "Florida" comes from the Spanish word "florido," which means "full of flowers,"or "flowery."This woman is indeed surrounded by flowers, and it was here in Florida that she was created.
Aida on Silver
Paper Collage on Canvas 30"x24" SOLD Prints Available This piece is very close to my heart.As I began the creative process, the figure that was brought forth through colors and shapes reminded me of my aunt, Aida. As I ran my fingers through the magazines I came across a silver thimble, and my aunt happens to collect them, so at that point there was no doubt in my mind I should name it after her. The silver background contrasts with the delicacy of the feminine traits and the elegance of her black top garment.
Paper Collage on Wood Panel 48"x36" SOLD As an artist I was fearful of making a collage of the Blessed Mother, because I figured it'd be hard to capture the majesty and the humility, the loving gaze and the tenderness of the Mother of God. Nonetheless I ventured into it and this was the outcome. I am sure I received some help from above, for She is beautiful as only she could be. She is with her beloved Son, as always, because wherever there's Mary, Jesus is there also.
Paper Collage on Canvas 36"x24" SOLD Carminho Lusitana combines the portraiture of a contemporary Fado Singer-songwriter Carminho, with elements that allude to Fado in a more general sense. The cobblestones of Lisbon (considered to be the birthplace of this genre), the Guitarra Portuguesa, the azulejo tiles,all wish to captivate the viewer and invite the imagination to be transported... almost lured into a Portuguese voyage of sorts. Iron fences and flowers remind us of a country and a music that is characterized by poetry and drama, aspects that permeate the Portuguese culture which is that of mariners with hearts as deep and enchanting as the sea itself. The artist lived in Portugal for five years,and chose her favorite Fado singer as the subject matter.
Paper Collage on Canvas 48"x36" SOLD Prints Available
Paper Collage on Canvas 36"x30" SOLD Prints Available I was born in Havana, and thus surrounded by Habaneras from early on. The women of my country are beautiful, loud and proud. This Habanera looks you straight in the eye;she is tough, and the spirit of a lioness lies within her.
Paper Collage on Canvas 36"x30" SOLD Prints Available The second Habanera came forth as a result of the love and recognition given to the first. This time we see her profile... she is meditative and yet just as powerful in her colors and brightness.
Paper Collage on Canvas 30"x24" SOLD Prints Available A Samurai woman before the great wall of China.
Paper Collage on Canvas 30"x24" SOLD Prints Available Africa, by Toto, is one of my favorite songs. According to the band themselves, the song is about Africa, written by a guy who's never been there, but loves the idea of it. This piece has a lot in common with the song, for I have never been to Africa, but definitely love the idea of it ... This is my expression of such love.
Barrell Bourbon 2020
Paper Collage on Wood Panel This collage was mostly made live during an Art Basel event sponsored by award winning Barrell Bourbon. The special edition bottle was collaged onto a birchwood panel, embellished with the burnt logo of the company.
Paper Collage on Canvas 30"x24" SOLD This piece has the fabulous Dorothy Dandridge as its subject. It was commissioned by Ms. Tracy Ellis, and I enjoyed imbuing myself in Dorothy's life through music and film in order to make it. To this day, this is one of my favorite collages... it was truly a formidable experience to be able to honor this legend through my artwork.