About the work
This piece was influenced by The Shinnecock Kelp Farmers who proudly identify themselves as a group of six multi-generational Indigenous women taking on the challenge of the climate crisis through the establishment of a kelp hatchery. The profound symbiosis between humanity and nature, as experienced by Reyes, inspired the creation of this piece.
Jacoub Reyes is a printmaker and installation artist based out of Orlando, Florida. Intrigued by the ethos of grit and hard work of Southern artists, Reyes went on to study under Ke Francis, co-founder of Hoopsnake Press. Inspired by this mentorship, Reyes now finds and makes materials and tools to use in his practice. He carves detailed large-scale allegorical woodcuts based on the acculturation of the Caribbean. Reyes finds that using religious and mythological archetypes create visual tropes that parallel the experiences of BIPOC.
Artwork: Fragment 10, 2021 by Jacoub Reyes
6.5 x 3.5 inches Woodblock print on found object