This thesis articulates my process of conceiving and creating a cohesive body of work based on imagery rooted in the domestic garden. By the depiction of floral motifs, I explore and visit the garden, a place of transcendental importance for me and my father. It now symbolizes a portal between two worlds and a moment and space to have a last conversation with him. By exploring the presence and roles of the garden and the household environment in the work of Myrna Báez and Arnaldo Roche-Rabell the thesis explicates the constant appearance of these elements in my practice. I approach specific moments of personal grief and turmoil while at the same time establish a connection with the concept of homeland by appropriating some characteristics of flora such as its fragility, its ephemerality and its regenerative capacity.
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Negroni, Juan A., "The Abandoned Garden_Paintings from 2016 to 2017" (2017). Art Theses and Dissertations. 3.