Stories of histories
It is said that eyes are windows to the soul, but isn’t only the eyes. Everyone has one story to tell, and one story that is told with body, their face, their eyes. I don’t personally know the majority of the people I depict in this series. They’re people who, when I see them, tell me a story that might not be true. They transmit to me an emotion that I try to share with the viewer, knowing and counting on the fact that they would most probably tell something different, tell a different story to each person who observes them.
They are portraits of common people in my country, not personas or stereotypes of Cubanness. Using woodcutting as a technique to represent them has the advantage of its simple graphic force that does not distract with subtleties, leaving us alone before each face and its story.