My art practice focuses on the experience and memory of the landscape. I explore nature and its historical, geological and ecological aspects through field studies, expeditions and scientific research. This responds to a particular interest between the human being and the environment. The work is constructed with mixed media such as graphite, colored pencils, charcoals, soft pastels, inks, acrylics, and industrial or founded materials on canvas, paper and other surfaces. I pursue the structure and organic forms that are part of the contemporary nature of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

Video Statement of the Puerto Rican artist Sarabel Santos-Negrón. Director of Photography: Carlos Zayas; Editor: Christian Zengotita Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved.

False Nature is a series of works in which I explore the natural world from botanical and ecological approach. My interest lies in evoking nature, not only from its composition or physical appearance, but also by its molecular and chemical structure. In addition, part of this project is based on a collaborative practice. I have been integrating plastic (polyethylene or plastic bags) that I collected in the community where I live in Bayamon City, Puerto Rico and in Baltimore City, Maryland. Using polyethylene as an integral part of the work responds to my concerns about pollution and the excess production of this material which affects our environment. The result are drawings that refer to the natural world. The synthetic material is invading and intervening the drawings as a metaphor for pollution in which we are immersed and adapted. It is a false, synthetic and toxic nature.