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Aurora Levins Morales

AuroraLevinsMoralesFineArt

Cambridge, MA

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Aurora Levins Morales is an internationally known writer and emerging visual artist. Born and raised in the mountains of Western Puerto Rico, the daughter of an Ashkenazi Jewish biologist father and Puerto Rican artist/naturalist/writer mother, the tropical landscape is a recurring theme in her art as well as in her writing, as is her indigenous Taino heritage, the rich, multicultural history of the Caribbean, her Jewish identity and her radical roots. Aurora lives with chronic illness and disability, and the power, beauty and pain of our ailing human bodies, part and parcel of our beautiful and ailing world.

As a child, Aurora learned about color, texture and artistic experimentation from her mother, who painted, drew, made woodcuts, which Aurora and her brother helped print, and explored a wide variety of traditional fiber arts, from crewel embroidery to mola, lace making to intricate paper folding.

Aurora works in scratchboard, a lovely relative the woodcut but without the wrist pain, to which she was introduced by her graphic artist brother, Ricardo Levins Morales, collage, photography, mask making, and complex fabric-based pieces that incorporate hand dyeing with plant dyes, photographs printed on silk and cotton, appliqué, beading, embroidery, collage, and assemblage.

She is currently working on a series of masks and prayer shawls, sacred objects of her two ancestral traditions, exploring different aspects of individual and collective healing.

You can explore Aurora's writing at www.auroralevinsmorales.com where she maintains a blog and selections of her poetry, essays and fiction, or www.palabrerapress.com, her small publishing venture.

 

 

Mourning by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Exhuberance by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Festival by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Summer by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Rain Shadow by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Winter by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Sari by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Esquina by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Ancestor by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Calle Cubana by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Burnt by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Butter Ferns by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Beech Leaves by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Queen Anne's Lace by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Bosque by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Feather by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Seed Pod by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Glitter by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Bomba Dancers by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Ft. Snellling by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Lluvia by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Dark Lake by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Spirit Fox by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Bronx Boricua by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Sol Taino by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Tree of Life by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Two Worlds by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Yagrumo by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Dreamland by Aurora Levins Morales

 

From Behind by Aurora Levins Morales

 

Radical Fringe by Aurora Levins Morales