Friday, February 12, 2016
The Importance of the Artist's Eye
My daughter-in-law, the artist Elsa Mora, is having a one-woman show in New York City in May. (Bravo!) She asked me to look over the press release which introduces Elsa and this current work. The show is titled TIMELINE and expresses her insights from living both in Cuba and in the U.S. during turbulent times.
I was struck by her perceptive awareness that the challenges she faced growing up in a dysfunctional family replicate the challenges of the dysfunctional relationship between Cuba and the U.S. during all of her life.
I've long thought that it is the artists among us who can capture history in the deepest and thus the most enduring way.