Maria Elena Blanco's avatar Maria Elena Blanco

While spending the 2011-2012 school year volunteer teaching in the Dominican Republic, I gathered artifacts that make up the landscape of the island of Hispaniola. These treasures consist of both natural and man-made materials A setting that fuses garbage and nature: uniting seeds with glass, rusted metal with rocks, and bottle caps with shells. I combined these elements to create 24 frames for the portraits of my friends from Haiti and the Dominican Republic and paired them with my journal entries.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Mixed media, photographs, and poetry
  • Width: 15'
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 10'