Marina Gutierrez, Julia De Burgos - Poem Pieces (Percent For Art) 1992
2 story atrium
The Cultural Center on Lexington Avenue and 105th Street is dedicated to the iconic Puerto Rican poet Julia De Burgos 1914-1953. De Burgos voiced an activists love for land, nature and political independence.
"My childhood was all a poem in the river, and a river in the poem of my first dreams."
Poem Pieces translates fragment of written text into visual form. "Sorprendí una sonrisa entre mis manos"
becomes hands cupped above grinning lips.