Ni / Agua
Ni / Agua is a limited edition of silkscreen prints to help raise funds for Puerto Rico in the aftermath of hurricane María.
ABOUT NI / AGUA
The symbol depicted in each screenprint is inspired by the petroglyph that represents water, which was carved by the indigenous people of Puerto Rico, known as the Taínos. In the Taíno language "ni" refers to water. In Spanish "ni" means "not" or "neither," and "agua" means water. The title Ni / Agua indicates a simultaneous presence and absence of water and its ability to both destroy and sustain life, a very tangible struggle everyone in Puerto Rico continues to experience in the wake of María. This is visually represented in the prints, which are made of black ink on black paper. Water (in the case of this artwork, its symbol) is present, but not in a way that is easily accessible.
The edition contains 78 prints, titled after each municipality of Puerto Rico, all of which were devastated by the water brought by María. Each print is numbered, titled, and signed.
100% proceeds will be donated to ConPRmetidos (in assoc. with Foundation for PR) -- a legit, on-the-ground nonprofit located in Puerto Rico focused on providing power, needs assessment, and long-term structural repairs in vulnerable communities throughout the island.
Ni / Agua is completely self-funded and self-promoted, but I am interested in partnering with organizations invested in supporting Latin American artists and the recovery of Puerto Rico.
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Ni / Agua (Carolina), edition 16/78
black silkscreen ink on black Stonehenge paper, 15" x 11"
15" x 11" print in 20" x 16" frame