Saturday, March 07, 2020

Nubes Lloronas

The owner of this 1979 painting has it for auction - it is part of my Cuba series from the 1970s.

The words on the island say: "Cachita, si puedes tu con Dios hablar, preguntale si sabe como me duele el alma, al sentir las nubes llorar... Llenas de tristeza, cuando sobre mi pasan al viajar..." which in Spanish means: "Cachita, if you can talk to God, ask Him if he knows how my soul aches when I feel the clouds cry... Full of sorrow, when over me they pass in their travels..." Cachita is the Cuban nickname for the Virgin of the Charity of El Cobre, the patron saint of Cuba.