Letisia Cruz, Artist Spotlight No. 17

ARTIST STATEMENT

My illustrations are rendered primarily in pen and ink on paper. I am inspired by strong, trailblazing women who push boundaries, forge their own paths, and define for themselves what it means to achieve success. I am also inspired by the take-no-shit attitude of the 1990s and transformative self-expression made possible through art, poetry, and music. ​My illustrations often depict tattooed girls straddling light and dark, gazing into their own abyss, and defining their sense of self. Much of my work is infused with elements of nature and centered around the seasons, the passing of time, and the theme of rebirth.

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Letisia Cruz is a Cuban-American writer and artist. She is the author of The Lost Girls Book of Divination (Tolsun Books, 2018), and her chapbook Chonga Nation was selected as a finalist in the 2018 Digging Press Chapbook Competition. Her writing and artwork have appeared in [PANK], Ninth Letter, The Acentos Review, Gulf Stream, 300 Days of Sun, Moko Caribbean Arts and Letters, and Ink Brick, among others. She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s MFA program and currently lives in Florida with her partner and two cats.

Artist’s website:  https://www.lesinfin.com/

Instagram: @lesinfin or https://www.instagram.com/lesinfin/

 

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