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La Maga (2020) 12 in x 16 in Inkjet print, wood
"La Flor de Maga" – Puerto Rico's national flower. Closely related to hibiscus, but unlike the popular hibiscus, the Maga flower and the tree are much larger. Although the Maga tree is endemic to Puerto Rico, it is grown as an ornament plant in other countries.

I visited my uncle's farm several times last year, and the flower was visible but closed.  It remained closed for months until the end of the year, I traveled to the farm again, and at last, "La Flor de Maga" had finally opened. I chose to photograph the flower at night because I wanted to extract the tree from the landscape to create a form of a sacred figure, to isolate and serve with gratitude and an offering of distinction.