The Beautiful Art of Letisia Cruz
My illustrations are primarily rendered in pen and ink on paper. I am inspired by strong, trailblazing, bad-ass women who push boundaries, forge their own paths, and define for themselves what it means to achieve success. I am also inspired by the take-no-shit attitude of the ’90s and transformative self-expression made possible through art, poetry and music.
My illustrations often depict tattooed girls straddling light and dark, gazing into their own abyss, and redefining their sense of self. My work is infused with elements of nature and religious symbolism, from classical Greek and Roman mythology to the goddesses of Nordic, Vedic, and Yoruba Mythology. Whatever I’m reading at the moment usually works its way into my drawings. Much of my work is centered around the seasons of nature and the passing of time, as well as on the endless cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth.
Letisia Cruz is a Cuban-American writer and illustrator. She is enthralled by nature and the acute connection to form associated with ink illustration. Her visual vocabulary emerges through this focus and subsequently explores the connection between man and nature.
She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s MFA program and currently lives in Miami, FL. She is the resident artist at Petite Hound Press and the Online Poetry Re-Features Editor at The Literary Review.