Magazine article ReVista (Cambridge)

Santos Y Sombras Saints and Shadows

Magazine article ReVista (Cambridge)

Santos Y Sombras Saints and Shadows

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I COME FROM PEOPLES IN EXILE.

I became an adult with an extreme sensitivity to the irreconcilable...

Since 1990, I have committed my creative energy to developing a body of work that explores my family history and sense of identity. Santos y sombras is a refuge against silence and forgetting. The work becomes a personal diary where I mold the emotional aura surrounding my Palestinian/ Salvadoran Christian and Polish/French Jewish family as I was growing up in El Salvador.

With the Todos los santos (All the Saints) images, I explore my memories of childhood as well as delve into the expression of identity of my paternal, Palestinian Christian family. Through the finding of family photos and documents, the collection of oral histories, and the re-evaluation of my own perceptions, I am slowly reconstructing a world that, with the process of assimilation and the passage of time, had become obscured. …

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