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Nicolas Gonzalez

SMU, BFA 2016

Mi Padre Sufre por una Vida Mejor para Mí

Oil on canvas, 2011, 54"w x 54"h x 4”d

A short narrative explaining the imagery within my abstraction:

My father
my rock,
my mountain,
60 years,
enduring back-breaking labors,
under the burning,
piercing rays of the sun,
nurturing my future,
granting me the opportunity,
to spread my wings,
bowing my head,
as I dance upon life,
his son,
his rooster.


Nicolas Gonzalez - Mi Padre Sufre por una Vida Mejor para Mí


  1. NICOLE PETTY says:
    September 29th, 2016 at 12:45 pm


  2. Jose Santoyo says:
    October 11th, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    This speaks to me so much! As soon as I saw the painting I felt the emotion and the powerful message it carries. Amazing!

  3. Santiago Martinez says:
    October 11th, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Great work, brother! #deep

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