YasminHernandezArt

Liberation art from Brooklyn to Boriken.

Moca, Puerto Rico · 40 Sales

YasminHernandezArt

Liberation art from Brooklyn to Boriken.

Moca, Puerto Rico 40 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Note from shop owner 4 months after hurricane Maria, we are still without electricity and internet here in Puerto Rico. We are hoping to have the shop reopen soon but will not do so until we can guarantee the timely processing of orders. Love and light to all those impacted by climate change. Gratitude for supporters that continue to visit Yasmín Hernández Art. We ask for your continued support and patience. Blessings!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 22, 2018

4 months after hurricane Maria, we are still without electricity and internet here in Puerto Rico. We are hoping to have the shop reopen soon but will not do so until we can guarantee the timely processing of orders. Love and light to all those impacted by climate change. Gratitude for supporters that continue to visit Yasmín Hernández Art. We ask for your continued support and patience. Blessings!

Yasmin Hernandez

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About

Art is my weapon for rescuing my history

Yasmin Hernandez Art is a shop I created to engage more directly with people who share my passions. I am a Brooklyn born and raised artist whose parents are from Ponce, Puerto Rico. As a kid, I went through a profound process of questioning, rejecting, uncovering, rediscovering, revealing, honoring and celebrating my identity. Art is my visual journal chronicling my observations and growth from my birthplace of Park Slope Brooklyn, to East New York Brooklyn where I was raised; from LaGuardia High School of the Arts in NYC to art school at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; from my work as Youth Artist Program director at Taller Puertorriqueño, in Philadelphia to my work as an artist educator at El Museo del Barrio and the Studio Museum in Harlem in East and West Harlem; from my two home births in my Queens apartment, to my repatriation, finally home in Puerto Rico.

My art is driven by a desire to know things that have been kept hidden. Unfortunately some histories are kept secret while others are pushed as the norm, the accepted, celebrated, heroic stories. Those kept secret are dismissed as untrue, unimportant, unnecessary, subversive and wrong. Art is my weapon for rescuing my history, to learn it and reveal it. I celebrate it as my truth in all its beauty, glory, conflict, pain and majesty.

The human quest is about liberation in all forms. Struggles for political liberation are microcosms, stages upon which we carry out profound battles for collective, personal, and spiritual liberation. One cannot exist without the other. One cannot free themselves while oppressing another or being oppressed in the home. One cannot claim to heal another while being sick in the soul. We realize this and passionately pursue our holistic liberation. We resist all that holds us back and in the process are called rebels, outcasts, trouble makers. These are the people I paint: those working to free themselves and/ or those who can teach us something about how to get there.

I immerse myself in reading, researching, learning and understanding my subject and their story. I channel the spiritual pulse of their experience to capture a piece of it in an artwork. Working with paints mostly, I build a visual story through layers of images, collaged photos, documents and text. Since my introduction to art came from my graffiti writer brother and an after-school calligraphy class, incorporating lettering and text is how I stay connected to my roots.

In the past I mostly held on to my paintings, sharing them occasionally in exhibits or slide shows. They were more about self-education, resistance. Several life events and losses then made me go inward and my art became an intimate space for healing. Now I have to take a new approach. Last year I left my home in New York City and moved to Puerto Rico, the place that has fueled much of my artistic process. Whereas being in this breathtaking tropical environment fuels my art and my spirit, it also comes with other unanticipated elements. Among them are moisture, mildew and mold, all too common in the rainy, lush, fertile west side of the island. Keeping piles of works on paper and stacks of paintings lying around is no longer an option. Furthermore sustaining and building this dream requires a practice of selling. Always up for a challenge, I am starting by opening this shop to keep connected with my community in New York and the ones I have built here and elsewhere. Here I will be selling stuff that I have kept in my studio and taking on a new practice of creating smaller works and letting go. I came here to allow my spirit to travel lighter. This new practice is what I am being called to do.

I am excited about this new journey, traveling through some amazing spaces, meeting captivating spirits that have much to teach. I am an artist at the service of the island of Boriken (Puerto Rico) and the special spirits who have graced her lands and beyond. From Boriken to the moon and beyond, this shop is a little part of my work in this life. Thank you for stopping by. For more info: https://www.yasminhernandezart.com.

Shop members

  • Yasmin Hernandez

    Owner

    I am an artist from Brooklyn, NY, now living in Puerto Rico. Atop a hill where rainbows are a common part of the skyline, I contemplate liberation, create, build inner peace, attempt to grow food & a mom to two little energetic boys.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2015
Welcome to Yasmin Hernandez Art! Thank you for your interest and support of my work.
For more information visit my website at www.yasminhernandez.com.
I also have a Facebook fan page at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yasmin-Hernandez-Art/129038983468

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I do not have a general refund policy. Refund requests due to damages, loss, etc. will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Payment
This shop accepts credit card payments, payments through Pay Pal and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
All packages ship from Puerto Rico. If you require your item by a particular date, for example for a birthday gift, etc, please write me first about the date you are interested in, the feasibility of it arriving in time (in the event of a last minute order) and whether or not expedited shipping would be necessary. Otherwise, most of the items in this shop list a 1-2 week processing time. Your item will most likely ship faster than this but I list 1-2 weeks as contingency for unexpected delays.
Most pieces ship via US Postal Service, first class for small item, Priority Mail for larger items and items worth $50 and up. All items valued at $50 and above are insured as such. Tracking numbers will be provided for your order.
For international orders, please write prior to placing your order to confirm shipping rates.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom Orders are an option. These can mostly be based on what is already seen here on the shop. For example, in the tradition of my calligraphy pieces, perhaps there is a name of a particular ancestor that you would like me to create. Whatever your idea, please start a conversation here on Etsy to discuss your request, whether it is feasible, details, pricing, etc. Once determined and agreed to, a private listing will be created here on Etsy where you will be able to review your item, check out and make your payment. A deposit may be required in advance in order to process custom orders.