Un Sueño Libre, from the portfolio "Guariquen: Images and Words Rican/Structured"

Juan Sanchez American
Printer Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
Publisher Exit Art/The First World

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This print, one of optimism, features a photograph Sánchez took of neighborhood children at play, their innocence amplified by the flowers they hold. Surrounding this scene are torn and collaged images of the Puerto Rican flag derived from a photograph he took of a mural, also from his neighborhood. At the top of the image, against a lacy pink background, is a poem Sánchez wrote that describes "a boundless dream" of Puerto Rican unity, freedom, and prosperity. After they are liberated, the text declares, Puerto Ricans of different races, heritages, and backgrounds unite in "one great, beautiful, and revolutionary power" and everyone has "bread, land, health" and the freedom to live as they want. Only then will the children’s spirits be free to flourish in a golden age.

Un Sueño Libre, from the portfolio "Guariquen: Images and Words Rican/Structured", Juan Sanchez (American, born Brooklyn, New York, 1954), Hand-colored lithograph with collage

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