No estás deprimido,
estás distraído,
distraído de la vida que puebla.
Distraído de la vida que te rodea.

You're not depressed,
you're distracted. Distracted from the life that inhabits you.
-- Facundo Cabral



"Dejarse vencer por la vida es peor
que dejarse vencer por la muerte."

"To be defeated by life is worse than being overcome by death."
--Julia de Burgos



Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever."

"Vive como si fueras a morir mañana .
Aprende como si fueras a vivir para siempre. "
― Mahatma Gandhi


My Work

Welcome and thanks for visiting. My Name is Livia Nieves. The drawings displayed here are a small collection I hold close to my heart. They are about 6 x 4 inches, paper, made with markers and pens. I call this serie of drawings "Folkloric Characters". The shape displayed here is a recreation of a well known Puerto Rican petroglyph found around the island in caves and in large river boulders. I'm particualarly amazed that these shapes are still showing and even new ones are been found all around the island anytime floods uncover them or during large constructions. The original petroglyphs shapes pre-date Columbus' arrival to Puerto Rico in 1493, and were probably made many centuries earlier.
Feel free to also visit my Taino Sun Symbols collection at livianieves.com and my Folkloric Hearts series at livianieves.com/heart

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