The Sea Has An Ugly Face
In response to the recent NPR piece, "Improved U.S.-Cuban Relations Are Creating a Surge of Cuban Migrants" on the increase of rafter activity between Cuba and Florida, this flag makes visible the voice of the balsero. The text "the sea has an ugly face" translated to Spanish on the flag, refers to a line that was quoted by a balsero for the printed portion of the news piece yet excluded from the audio. This single line resonated as the most power, poetic and human translation of the complexity of this perpetual exodus within this problematic history of which the article failed to fully communicate. // 42" x 46" Repurposed sail, weather resistant fabric.
Custom made flag for the Archive of Creative Culture mobile argosy archive museum.
Sabia Studio space
pictured left "Suzanne's" and right "Regine's". Flags designed and handmade for performance project "Perpetuo Dance"
Handmade flag as part of "Perpetuo Dance" project
Bunkhouse Hotel Commission
Commissions for 66 pieces for Downtown San Francisco Bunkhouse hotel custom screenprinted illustrations on raw canvas handmade flags.
Sabia Projects is a textiles obsessed/flag focused endearvour that strives to use vexillology to talk about the world, its complex histories and simply provide flags that empower people in their passions.