ARTIST SCHEREZADE GARCÍA refers to the Atlantic as a “blue liquid highway,” a “profound obstacle” that provokes her imagination. “The blue sea represents the way out and the frontier. It maps stories about freedom, slavery, and survival, it carries our DNA, . . . reminding us of the fluidity of our identity, our collective memory.”
A painter, printmaker, and installation artist, the Dominican-born García is assistant professor of studio art in the UT Austin Department of Art and Art History. As a panelist in the 2023 Lozano Long Conference on water, she presented her work in a talk titled “Chronicles of the Liquid Highway: When the Sea Is My Land.” We are honored to feature her work on the cover of this issue and on these pages.
View García’s work at scherezade.net