Image of artwork titled "Taoli" by Jorge González Santos

Jorge González Santos, Taoli, 2020
Lampblack and white stone drawing on fabric
6 × 6 × 2 inches
Unique Work

Jorge González’s practice serves as a platform for the recuperation of Boricua (Puerto Rican) material culture in an attempt to produce new narratives between the indigenous and the modern. The drawing is part of an on-going series entitled “Toali”, named after the 3-pointed Taíno carved stones used to acknowledge ancestral spirits and act as offerings for crop cultivation. The drawing is made from ‘lampblack’, a black pigment made from soot, harvested by the artist and refer to photographic documentation made by archaeological investigations of the Caribbean in the early 20th century.



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