Venus of Ozama River/32x60/Mixed media on plexiglass.

On every hurricane season in my country there is a fear of the flooding of the river Ozama. Poor people have built their homes on the banks of this river. In this appropriation of Botticelli's Venus is depicted a Dominican mulatta. Instead of European flowers, two Ibiscus or Blood of Christ fall on her. Instead of North Wind Boreas she appears rescued from the waters by the orange robe of the Civil Defense.

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