Taínan Creation Myths

Cacibajagua en Cauta, Digital Painting, 2019, 18”X 24”

Iguanaboina de Donde Salió el Sol y la Luna, Digital Painting, 2019, 18”X 24”

En la Espalda de Deminán Surge la Tortuga, Digital Painting, 2019, 18”X 24”

Origen de los Taínos, Digital Painting, 2019, 18”X 24”

Detail of Cacibajagua en Cauta, Digital Painting, 2019, 18”X 24”

Detail of Iguanaboina de Donde Salió el Sol y la Luna, Digital Painting, 2019, 18”X 24”

Detail of En la Espalda de Deminán Surge la Tortuga, Digital Painting, 2019, 18”X 24”

Detail of Origen de los Taínos, Digital Painting, 2019, 18”X 24”

Posted on: April 30, 2019
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Mythologies provide us with a cosmological reflection of our relationship with the world and each natural phenomenon. Due to the violent effects of colonization, little has been saved about the Pre-Hispanic history of the Antilles and its early inhabitants, the Tainos--who have been mystified into effigies of Caribbean identity. For the Tainos, myths enable them to express their attitudes and traditions through metaphors, many of which fetishized the phenomena of nature to enter into dialogue with spiritual entities. As a native of the Dominican Republic, I understand my identity as a reflection of the cultural complexity of the Caribbean. Thus, my illustrations should be interpreted as a collaboration with the Tainos. By encountering the diverse characters of history and mythology--from a contemporary perspective to the elaborative figments of an ancient imagination--my collaboration reveals the resourceful, imaginative, and the spiritual legacy left by the early inhabitants of the Antilles.




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Carla Núñez-Hernandez

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BFA Student

Major: Illustration

Graduation Year: 2019

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