In his work, Lind Ramos often explores the links between Loíza, a historically Black town in Puerto Rico, and the African diaspora throughout the Antilles as experienced through carnival characters. Trained as a painter and draughtsman, he began incorporating three-dimensional objects into his canvases in the late 1990s and now creates mostly large-scale installations, assemblages, and videos. The materials he uses, including dried coconuts and palm tree refuse, can be found in the area around his studio in Loíza. His assemblage sculptures often honor construction workers, musicians, cooks, and artisans through the inclusion of their tools, some of which also happen to be important symbols in Afro-Caribbean religions and traditions.


  • Title: Reliquary
  • Creator: Daniel Lind Ramos
  • Date Created: 2013
  • Location Created: Loíza, Puerto Rico
  • Physical Dimensions: 108” x 60” x 60” in
  • Provenance: Gift of the Peña Biaggi family, 2014
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Collection of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico
  • Medium: Coconut palm tree petioles, glass and aluminum showcase, 4 perforated aluminum plates, sackcloth, 5 aluminum pots, light bulbs and wooden base
  • Art Form: Sculpture
  • Depicted Topic: afro puerto rican, food, loiza, daniel lind ramos

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