“This silkscreen, El Bosque Dentro (The Forest Within), is based on a series of works inspired by nature, especially trees, that I’ve been developing throughout the years. I spent part of my childhood in the countryside, in a sugar cane plantation in Yauco, Puerto Rico. Luscious vegetation surrounded my grandparents’ old house that dated back when the island was a Spanish colony. One of my games was pretending I had magic powers and could communicate with plants and trees. Those early perceptions and awe of nature have been very influential in my approach to art and to life in general. In this particular work, I’ve tried to recreate the sensation of being one with nature, of seeing beyond the surface of things.” – Poli Marichal
Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Poli Marichal is a professional printmaker based out of Los Angeles. She received her BFA from Escuela de Artes Plasticas de Puerto Rico and earned her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art. She is affiliated with the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Consejo Grafico printmaking consortium, Self-Help Graphics and Art, the Writers Guild of America, and is a founding member of Los De Abajo Printmaking Collective. Marichal has exhibited throughout the US, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Romania.
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