Cuban Ballerina

This art quilt begins with a photograph. I took this photograph in Havana, Cuba. Several dancers with the world renown Cuban National Ballet met to dance in an old building downtown in Old Havana. In the 1950’s, the building was once a grand structure, complete with marble floors, stairs, gilt ironwork and statuary. Elegant arches and arched windows grace the hall where the dancers gathered. All are in disrepair today. The marble is cracked. The ironwork is rusted. The statue that sits at the base of the grand stair is missing her head. The walls are covered in graffiti and there is laundry from the restaurant on the third floor, hanging in the grand hall. This is the state of Havana. Once a fabulous center of romance and nightlife, now this fabulous building is in disrepair.
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