It is difficult to condense the immense beauty of Central America not to mention its people and its lands that are endless inspiration for my artwork. However, despite all of this, deep within the Central American culture lies a deeper, meaningful, and sometimes tragic history. Much of which has been left unsaid and unheard of. Nonetheless, I enjoy creating art that positively depicts the hard working men and women throughout Central America. I would like to think that my work may have many different interpretations as I am open to all kinds of perspectives surrounding my art. I also love to use color to portray Central America as a land of various cultures and colorful people. At times, it is difficult to put together a piece that you are 100% satisfied with. However, in the end the significance behind my work is also my motivation to keep going. It is also a constant reminder of my goal to make my work known to others and spread awareness of the many issues that Central America still faces today.
Irene R. cruz collection