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Puerto Rico - hurricane

FINE ART – PUERTO RICO BEFORE AND AFTER HURRICANE MARIA

  BEFORE THE HURRICANE

This series of paintings turned into a spiritual journey for me.


“SE LEVANTA” ‘We’ will Rise Inspired by the faith of the Puerto Rican people and the stained glass window in a church depicting the resurrection. The flag and music are very important to PR and the head of the phoenix is a dancer.

In 2016 I visited Puerto Rico. It truly is the “Island of Enchantment”. Besides the beautiful landscape, the people where I visited were warm, kind, and fun. My favorite day was watching Aida cook.

In September of 2017, Hurricane Irma diverted and missed the island. A Puerto Rican friend told me that the people had been on their knees crying out to God. About a week later, on September 20, a Category 4 at 155 mph, Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico.

WHY didn’t God spare them again?

Hurricanes are not new to Puerto Rico. The Taino Indians, natives of Puerto Rico, had a god named Hurrican which is where the word originated. Because of economic, geographic, political, and possibly language factors—it was the “perfect storm” when the hurricane hit.


Aida Cooking Mofongo by Shelly Kaye, postcard from Exhibition at Buckham Gallery


Rio –River


Tarde de Oro – Golden Afternoon


Mangle-Mangrove


Surfeando – Surf


Piedra – The Rock


El Morro, San Juan-El Muro Fort, San Juan

AFTER THE HURRICANE

In 2018, 6 months AFTER Hurricane Maria, I visited again.
There were fallen wires everywhere and oddly, many idle truck lifts. Trash everywhere. We were without water for three days and sometimes without power. There were many washed out roads.


El Sacraficio – The Sacrifice

FAITH:
I was inspired by the faith of the Puerto Ricans. As I drove out of San Juan airport on my way to Ponce, a song called Toda the Honra (All the Honor) was playing on the radio. When I visited the large cathedral in Moca on Sunday, the Baptism of an infant was being celebrated. The church was full with standing room only. They had not given up their faith in God!

The painting, the Sacrifice was inspired by the Pelicans, a stained glass church window in northern Michigan and the Baptism at Moca’s cathedral.
“Thee we Adore” verse 3 :
Thou, like the pelican to feed her brood,
Didst pierce Thyself to give us living food;
Thy blood, O Lord, one drop had power to win
Forgiveness for our world and all its sin.


Respiración – Breath

POWER:
The power grids and utilities are long outdated and were in a sad state to begin with. The whole idea of POWER is explored in my paintings. . . the power of the ocean, the power of a quiet day, the power of wires, and the power of God.


Poderoso –Power


Ponce, 6 months after Hurricane


La Cruz – The Cross


Esperando – Waiting on the Sidelines


Sueños, Puerto Rican Dreams on Hwy. Moonbeam


Calle –Street


Invasores – Invaders


Sigue en Pie – Still Standing


Búsqueda – Quest


Conectando – Connecting


Rayes – Stripes, Scratches


Nadando – Swimming


Visiones Reflexivas –Reflective Visions


MY HURRICANE

During Hurricane Maria, I was dealing with a Hurricane in my own life. I had 16 people at my house from Florida who were fleeing effects of this monster hurricane and the possibilities it might bring. Also, my nephew was in the hospital fighting for his life which he lost.   He left behind a wife and two young boys on September 16, 2017.

The Puerto Ricans still have faith. Why do I still believe?

Isa 55. God’s thoughts are higher than my thoughts.

Psalm 119:114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in you.

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you REST.29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find REST for your souls.

DANCE: Another form of art is dance. After my nephew died, I decided to dance whenever there was an opportunity and went into the community to encourage people to dance.

When the walls were closing in, dancing was freedom and happiness. Just like each person has their unique signature and way to form a line, so each person has a unique way to praise and dance. If you see me dancing, please join me to celebrate being alive and free.


WHAT’S YOUR HURRICANE?

FINE ART – PUERTO RICO BEFORE AND AFTER HURRICANE MARIA

BEFORE THE HURRICANE

This series of paintings turned into a spiritual journey for me.


“SE LEVANTA” ‘We’ will Rise Inspired by the faith of the Puerto Rican people and the stained glass window in a church depicting the resurrection. The flag and music are very important to PR and the head of the phoenix is a dancer.

In 2016 I visited Puerto Rico. It truly is the “Island of Enchantment”. Besides the beautiful landscape, the people where I visited were warm, kind, and fun. My favorite day was watching Aida cook.

In September of 2017, Hurricane Irma diverted and missed the island. A Puerto Rican friend told me that the people had been on their knees crying out to God. About a week later, on September 20, a Category 4 at 155 mph, Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico.

WHY didn’t God spare them again?

Hurricanes are not new to Puerto Rico. The Taino Indians, natives of Puerto Rico, had a god named Hurrican which is where the word originated. Because of economic, geographic, political, and possibly language factors—it was the “perfect storm” when the hurricane hit.


Aida Cooking Mofongo by Shelly Kaye, postcard from Exhibition at Buckham Gallery


Rio –River


Tarde de Oro – Golden Afternoon


Mangle-Mangrove


Surfeando – Surf


Piedra – The Rock


El Morro, San Juan-El Muro Fort, San Juan

AFTER THE HURRICANE

In 2018, 6 months AFTER Hurricane Maria, I visited again.
There were fallen wires everywhere and oddly, many idle truck lifts. Trash everywhere. We were without water for three days and sometimes without power. There were many washed out roads.


El Sacraficio – The Sacrifice

FAITH:
I was inspired by the faith of the Puerto Ricans. As I drove out of San Juan airport on my way to Ponce, a song called Toda the Honra (All the Honor) was playing on the radio. When I visited the large cathedral in Moca on Sunday, the Baptism of an infant was being celebrated. The church was full with standing room only. They had not given up their faith in God!

The painting, the Sacrifice was inspired by the Pelicans, a stained glass church window in northern Michigan and the Baptism at Moca’s cathedral.
“Thee we Adore” verse 3 :
Thou, like the pelican to feed her brood,
Didst pierce Thyself to give us living food;
Thy blood, O Lord, one drop had power to win
Forgiveness for our world and all its sin.


Respiración – Breath

POWER:
The power grids and utilities are long outdated and were in a sad state to begin with. The whole idea of POWER is explored in my paintings. . . the power of the ocean, the power of a quiet day, the power of wires, and the power of God.


Poderoso –Power


Ponce, 6 months after Hurricane


La Cruz – The Cross

Esperando – Waiting on the Sidelines


Sueños, Puerto Rican Dreams on Hwy. Moonbeam


Calle –Street


Invasores – Invaders


Sigue en Pie – Still Standing


Búsqueda – Quest


Conectando – Connecting


Rayes – Stripes, Scratches


Nadando – Swimming


Visiones Reflexivas –Reflective Visions

MY HURRICANE

During Hurricane Maria, I was dealing with a Hurricane in my own life. I had 16 people at my house from Florida who were fleeing effects of this monster hurricane and the possibilities it might bring. Also, my nephew was in the hospital fighting for his life which he lost.   He left behind a wife and two young boys on September 16, 2017.

The Puerto Ricans still have faith. Why do I still believe?

Isa 55. God’s thoughts are higher than my thoughts.

Psalm 119:114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in you.

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you REST.29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find REST for your souls.

DANCE: Another form of art is dance. After my nephew died, I decided to dance whenever there was an opportunity and went into the community to encourage people to dance.

When the walls were closing in, dancing was freedom and happiness. Just like each person has their unique signature and way to form a line, so each person has a unique way to praise and dance. If you see me dancing, please join me to celebrate being alive and free.


WHAT’S YOUR HURRICANE?

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