Isadora’s artwork explores the nuances and implications of documented and undocumented immigration. Born in Spain, she moved to Mexico and then to the United States, encountering bureaucractic complications. Isadora’s complex immigration case has been the focus of several front-page stories in periodicals including The Journal News. Publications and sites, which have featured her work, have included The New York Times, The Hersam Acorn, The Daily New Canaan, The Immigration Law Portal, The New Canaan News, The New Canaan Advertiser, The Corner Chronicle, The White Plains Watch, and The Rivertowns Enterprise.
Prismacolor Pencil on paper
The featured “Lincoln” piece, was completed in 2012 after a serious accident, which limited my mobility for a period of time. During this time I was exclusively rehabbing and drawing, which resulted in a significant number of pieces, including portraits of historical icons such as Anne Frank, Marilyn Monroe and the Lincoln piece featured on this page. I decided to draw Lincoln, because I admire him as a person and a President. He was not only responsible for Emancipation Proclamation, which resulted in the abolition of slavery, but was also the first major leader in the United States to feel that women should be allowed to vote. “Lincoln” is layered with the national flag. The white stars (50 since July 4, 1960) frame the portrait and are also the given value of the stamp, a common theme in my work. The alternating thirteen stripes are drawn as circles including the actual seven red and six white stripes.
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
– Abraham Lincoln