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    “Watercolor/Pen & Ink”

    Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

     

     

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    Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné’s Artist Statement

    My visual art, along with my poetry, has always been my truest way of speaking. I think of my art as an exploration of the under-layers of women’s experiences, the intimate innerscapes that can only be expressed through symbol. My work, primarily done in watercolour, ink and collage, and often including lines of my writing, is vibrant, illustrative and poetic. It is rooted deeply in the Trinidadian landscape, and connects personal, everyday experiences with myth and memory.

    About The Author

    Domingo Penalver represents aaduna’s soul. He was born on a Sunday on a plantation owned by Penalver in pre-Castro Havana, Cuba. The son of an African and mixed-race (African and Chinese) parents, Domingo’s style was suave, sophisticated, humble, and proud. A man’s man, Domingo enjoyed hand rolled cigars and rich, strong Cuban coffee. Eventually settling in Tampa, Florida, he married an African American woman and they produced several children, some who became multi-lingual. Domingo’s spirit represents the complexities of diversity and multiculturalism that aaduna seeks to explore through words and images. The Gallery that bears his name will present work that brings the observer to other cultures; different perspectives of living and existing, and enables the viewer to better understand the intricacies that shape and mold each of us in the world we elect to exist and prosper in.