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Tierra, Café, Coco, Té de Jengibre y Un Regalito
(2020)
12 in x 16 in x 5 1/2 in
Inkjet print, wood


Cinco Libras de Tierra  
(2020)
12 in x 16 in x 5 1/2 in
Inkjet print, wood
Tierra, Café, Coco, Té de Jengibre y Un Regalito
(2020)
12 in x 16 in x 5 1/2 in
Inkjet print, wood

From my Journal Diarios del Fango:

My mother sent me a series of packages from Puerto Rico to New York. The packages are mailed through the United States Postal Service and bring supplies from my home in Aguadilla and my uncle's farm in Maricao. On occasions, she would include "regalitos," small gifts, which are the things that I don't know beforehand.
When I got the first package, I observed the crushed corners of the cardboard box and the damaged condition suggesting its travel. I had a moment of introspection. Is this a mirror? Am I looking at myself? A cultural dissonance in which I shift within a multiplicity of identities. Perhaps the box as the colonial frame. Inside the package; a bag of soil, a coconut, Pitorro de Tamarindo, coffee, and ginger tea from my uncle's farm. These are some of the things I received, all components of comfort from home. A care package of sorts imports home in a box.