© Carmen Gutierrez-Bolger 2014
I am a spanglish artist. My work draws on my experiences growing up in southern Florida as a Cuban refugee. Through a range of mediums and found objects, I merge my personal history with Cuban iconography, both past and present, to fashion narratives that interpret the spiritual, mythical and cultural dimensions of my two identities.
My desire to convey the struggle to belong and to fit in - the immigrant process of cultural assimilation, has led me to explore planes of existence and the levels of transparency and value.
With this work I am looking to interpret the sense of displacement and the disorientation that is quickly becoming a universal phenomenon. Ultimately I hope to make the viewer a participant in my work.
Design: Wallinga Design