Post #1263 – Artists for Puerto Rico

A few weeks ago, my friend Eneida Cardona reached out and asked if I would help her create an online shop that would sell art/prints to raise money for the people of Puerto Rico who have been affected by the recent hurricanes.  Although currently living in the Bronx,  Eneida still has family on the island and, as we struggled to watch the continued news coverage, we discussed our shared feeling of helplessness as well as our continued frustration with the current political bickering.  So, in a small effort of action, we gathered up a handful of artists and created the website, Artists for Puerto Rico.  We offer prints and artwork for sale with 100% of all profits going directly to United for Puetro Rico.

I created this collage especially for the site, which I titled El espíritu es más fuerte que cualquier tormenta. The prints are 18 inches by 24 inches and  cost $75 plus shipping. Please consider purchasing one or just make a donation.

http://www.artistsforpuertorico.org/product/el-espiritu-es-mas-fuerte-que-cualquier-tormenta

We are hoping to add more work to Artists for Puerto Rico so, if you are an artist who is interested in helping out by donating a print, feel free to reach me at mightyjoecastro@gmail.com

Thank you, as always, for your support!

El espíritu es más fuerte que cualquier tormenta is a cut paper collage using images found in vintage magazines and other ephemera that are then dry adhered to paper with a gel medium. The original image is roughly 12 inches wide by 18 inches tall (not including matte and frame) and was completed in October 2017.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

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