Aunt Milagros' Framed Painting

Relationship: Im/migrant

My object is a framed painting.  This work of art was a gift made from a client to my aunt Milagros when she was alive and had a barbershop.  It was painted in 1990 by a Dominican painter named Jesus Ureña.  The framed painting shows the countryside landscape of the Dominican Republic with two trees and mountains, colored in black and gray. The framed painting has remained in my mother’s house since 2010 as a memory of my aunt’s house, after her death the same year. The only modification that this painting has had is the frame. The framed painting is of sentimental value in my family.

Place(s): Dominican Republic
Year: 2016

– Johan Ureña

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant