My PAPA is the source of my creativity!
I made this card for the Papa’s Day art project
thinking of my father. I chose to depict elephants in this image because I wanted to honor the fact that many living beings have a father in their life. The elephants in particular are very loving with each other, and show affection like humans do.
This image represents a journey which so many of our fathers make. My father made a long journey from Peru because he believed that he would have a better life in this country. His story of migration reminds me that many living things move, it is part of our DNA and a natural part of life.
My father taught me to be strong, to reject patriarchy, and to be myself. He is unconventional in so many ways, and I reflect his counter-culture spirit. I have a great relationship with him, and he is my biggest art far.
Papa, Te Quiero Mucho.
(You can see my e-card, along with many other Papas Day cards
at their web site.)
A piece I created in collaboration with Strong Families for Mamas Day. You can also send yo mama an e-card featuring art from myself and numerous other artist participating in this initiative. We must continue together working to ensure every person has the rights, recognition and resources to thrive