Empieza con Nosotros

Empieza con Nosotros. 2009

Sliver. Brooches

Empieza con Nosotros. Start with us. This phrase was used in a series of newspaper ads in Puerto Rico a few months before the first television station when on the air in the year 1952. These brooches inspired by the many ads of television sets found in newspapers around that time where my way of concluding years of research during grad school. My research topic was the start of television in Puerto Rico and how it was used in the modernization projects of that time in the island. I left my thesis unfinished to pursue contemporary jewelry but my interest for the topic and the countless hours looking at microfilmed newspapers fueled this body of work, which was ongoing from 2009 to 2014.