Pa Qué? La Sangre é de Verdá

Watercolor on Paper
From the “Details” Solo Exhibit at Casa de Teatro 1983
Collection of Harlow and Michell Middleton

My only political piece. These are spent American shell casings from the 1965 Dominican Civil War. I don’t remember how I got them. I think a GI gave them to my cousin Sandra. I painted them and then thought of doing the red blood dripping. I started framing the piece and cut myself… perfect! So, I dripped the blood on the painting. The dark spots are real blood. If someone needs DNA? You know where to go.