The Puerto Rican artist Ivelisse Jimenez created “Watermarks” during her residency at Mass MoCA nine months after the hurricane.

“I lost two studios and most of the work I had done in the last 20 years. Nevertheless it was nothing compared to the general state of things around me. The work for me was about the internal effect that this havoc had, and what it revealed.”


Creativity From the Chaos of Hurricane Maria
One year later, artists in Puerto Rico and those attached to the island talk about how the devastation and its aftermath influenced their work.

Ivelisse Jimenez, Puerto Rican, painter, draftsman, collagist


Watermarks by Ivelisse Jimenez