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visual artist and writer marisol diaz

i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Political Art and Obama Gana!

Well my fears have been put to rest, and my dream was realized, Barack Obama won!! With that said, I have chosen to resurrect some Obama art pieces that I made for the 52 Chelsea art exhibit in the month of September.

El Valiente (the Courageous One) direct illustration on Shrinky Dink by marisol diaz September '08

I made these illustrations as part of a contemporary Loteria card game set. I will soon be posting all of the remaining Dinks up individually for sale on my Etsy Shop.

El Cotorro (The Parrot) by marisol diaz Direct Illustration on Shrinky Dink Sept. '08

To see the process of how I make these Dinks check out this video:

Reader Comments (7)

These pieces are great! and as an esteemed colleague told me this week they are made even more important and lasting because of the historical events of the past week.

November 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstainboy

Love your artwork, love your blog!

November 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersweet talking guy

These are quite excellent.

November 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony North

These are delightful! I am so happy that that brilliant, sensitive, idealistic man in you first portrait will be my next president!

November 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGranny Smith

OMG! you are an amazing artist Retto!
these are fantastic!

November 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlucy

my mother makes (or used to make) earrings with shrinky dinks
but these are quite something!

i didn't know where to say it but i absolutely love MariLuna under illustrations.

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter:D

Shrinky dink...where do you find all this shit. Dope....

November 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterG

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