This series began in February 2021 and was inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement which exploded with the George Floyd protests in 2020, in the midst of the pandemic;
It is on-going;
My intention is to educate myself
and others on the role played by African Americans in the history of the 'United Snakes of America'-
This history- our history- has been swept under the continental American rug for far too long;
Connecting the threads of past struggles to our struggles today, so that we may learn from the lessons of the past and take our destinies into our own hands!
A sleepy giant slowly awakens...
Let us rise, united!
Valentina is my given name
I am a revolutionary with a cause
Born in Colombia, I've lived in Panama, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, and currently find myself in Montréal
My work concerns both inner and outer world revolutions. I explore these themes through different means;
Portraits, in particular, allow me to explore more deeply the interconnection between the individual and the collective