Oda a Corretjer (Yerba Bruja & Maguey)
Signed Juan Antonio Corretjer (1908-1985) was a political activist, nationalist, and freedom fighter for the liberation of Puerto Rico, leading multiple efforts of resistance throughout a span that lasted decades. Regarded as the national poet, his most famous book of poems is titled Yerba Bruja, a plant which is seen here sharing a pot with a Maguey, on the roof of the artists Chemi Rosado and Jorge González studios. In a way the plant serves as a reminder of Corretjer's generation, which fought against the expanding control of US industries on Puerto Rican land, much like the business ethics of the Walmart that the roof overlooks.
35" x 30" Acrylic on Cotton Canvas
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