Guillermo Estrada Viera
Born December 9,1963, Guillermo Estrada Viera is a self-taught sculptor, painter and Born December 9,1963, Guillermo Estrada Viera is a self-taught sculptor, painter and printmaker.
Estrada began this mixed media series by collecting "libretas de abastecimiento" (ration card Booklets) from Cuban families for an entire year. He used these booklets upon which to produce his woodcut prints. After the printing process is complete, the final effect is achieved by holding each piece above lit candles, slightly burning the paper.
Estrada has seamlessly married his materials and ideas, producing a series that speaks to the hungers of the creative heart and reflects the ongoing hardships suffered by Cubans over the shortages of food and other goods.