Legend of the Fall, 2015Watercolor on Paper30″ x 22″

New In The Studio: Legend of the Fall (Legend de la Caida)

I’ve been on vacation, but as a new academic year begins, I’m back at in the studio both at the college and at home.

A new watercolor painting inspired by my film Patria Querida. It’s titled Legend of the Fall (Leyenda de la Caida). What was I thinking when I painted this…. Our grand-uncle, Carlos Prio Socarras, was president of Cuba until Batista ousted him in a military coup. Fidel Castro ousted him in turn. Revolution! One party falls, another swings into power. Differences in political processes between my native and new homelands aside, is power a form of vanity?