Oil on canvas, 36" x 48" (2019) Available.
In accompaniment with "El Espiritu de la Gente", "El Patterson" depicts the same three scarlet macaws on top of the Patterson theater located in a diverse Central American community in Highlandtown, Baltimore. The third macaw is the viewer of the piece joining it's flock on the marquee.
Acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24", (2018).
"No soy de aquí ni soy de allá", "I am neither from here nor there". Jessy DeSantis depicts a lone toucan absent of community on the stoops of her home in Baltimore. A tropical plant is potted in contrast to the African Acacia trees lining the street symbolizing the rooted African-American heritage in her neighborhood. In Mayan script the artist brings forth her Central American roots and writes "West Baltimore Blessings".
Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40" (2018) Available.
The Quetzal is found throughout Central America. It is sacred to the Maya and Tenochca peoples and inspired by artist's shared indigenous ancestry with the Central American and Mexican community. These three quetzals are perched on a historic water fountain found in Patterson Park, Baltimore. The Quetzal's feathers are acting like water pouring out from the dry fountain, symbolic for an abundance for or overflow of life.