tourist meal

acrylic and pencil on mylar
11 X 15 inches
2015

• a portrait of Carlos Martiel, a Cuban performance artist and friend with a plate of eaten food being picked at by a pair of Greater Antillean Grackles, or Changos as they are colloquially known in Puerto Rico, topped by an almost empty glass of Coca Cola • this is the third and last piece of the series "Negritos Resentidos" that includes portraits of Frantz Fanon and Pedro Albizu Campos with objects over their heads representing capitalism and empire as oppressive forces