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Fire & Indigo: Gerardo Castro

In his Fire & Indigo series, Puerto Rican born Gerardo Castro tells stories through burnings on paper. Castro’s art work is drenched with powerful narratives - supernatural forces influenced by Afro-Cuban religions and spirituality with work that enables a connection to history and a courageous confrontation of meaning and myth, ethnicity and gender. His series Fire & Indigo connects the spiritual practices of using fire as the element that initiates the mark on paper with the social, political and cultural implications and indigo harvesting which manifested during the slave trade, American Revolution and colonization.
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