Maravilla & Mascarilla
In her latest iteration, the Puerto Rican icon wears the latest superhero accessory—masks.
Visual artist Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez has been working on the third installment of the graphic novel series of La Borinqueña, and has partnered with Masks of America to raise money to purchase and ship FDA-certified N95 masks to essential healthcare workers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Among those lending support are Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Mark Ruffalo; Bob Bland and Rosario Dawson.
“We have found and partnered with an FDA-certified manufacturer selling N95 equivalent masks at only $2/mask—a fraction of what hospitals and governments have been paying for N95 masks,” he explains. “Every dollar donated will go directly to mailing masks to health care facilities who request them through.”
Masks for America has raised about $25,000 for N95 masks for front line medical workers, and Miranda-Rodríguez hopes to raise approximately $2 million for personal protective equipment.
Miranda-Rodríguez and his wife Kyung Jeon-Miranda are the parents of two sons and run the design studio, Somos Arte, from their home. Jeon-Miranda is also a painter. Her work centers primarily on children. “We may come from different backgrounds of race, class and religion but one common denominator we share is the innocence of children.” Her latest work, Coronavirus Mask Jungle Gym, hints at the virus’s effects on those least likely to understand it. “It may become the new normal in our society, to protect ourselves, our families, our community. We have to practice a conscious effort to socially distance ourselves from others, wear masks and sterilize areas. We have to keep ourselves completely aware that during this current pandemic we’re living in can have long-term effects on our culture and our children’s future,” she said.
As both parents and artists, they are entering an entirely new phase; creating a healthy emotional space, a nurturing family environment and providing education for their kids. “We are actually very fortunate,” said Miranda-Rodríguez. Their home is a creative space, filled with all kinds of books, including comic books, graphic novels and tons of art supplies. ”But that’s not every home. I think we have an advantage as artists, because we can actually engage our young children with our own imagination.”
For more information, please visit somosarte.com.
For more information, please visit: www.kyung.com.
Maravilla & Mascarilla
El artista visual Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez, escritor y
“Esta es una oportunidad para que un
Miranda-Rodríguez ha estado
“Hemos conocido y nos hemos
Miranda-Rodríguez y su esposa Kyung Jeon-Miranda son padres de dos hijos y dirigen el
Para más información, por favor visite somosarte.com.
Para más información, por favor visite: www.kyung.com.