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Ode to Guanche language
Ode to Guanche language
Ink and Paint on Paper
6 x 9 inches
2022

Guanche language was spoken by people of the Canary Islands until the 16th or 17th century. Spanish eventually overpowered the native language. Some words survive as names of places. The work was also inspired by the Motherwell’s Spanish War series. I have secretly been obsessed with this series. I have read about it and seek shows with them, I don’t know why. It just resonates with me.