I am the artist Lena Hades, I am 56-year-old woman, I'm childless. And all these guys and girls could be my children considering their age. This is the reason why I decided to make a portrait series of all these guys and girls killed in Orlando by Omar Mateen, a deranged psychopath.
Luis S.Vielma, Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, Stanley Manolo Almadovar, Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, Peter Gonsalez Cruz, Oscar Aracena-Montero, Mercedez Marisol Flores, Martin Benitez Torres, Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, Juan Ramon Guerrero, Eric Ortiz Rivera, Leroy Valentin Fernandez, Luis Omar Ocasio Capo, Yilmary Rodriguez Sulivan. Drawings created by me, Lena Hades
I am a Buddhist, I know that the period between death and rebirth lasts 49 days and involves three bardos.
Bardo means literally "intermediate state".
It's known that the Tibetan Buddhist tradition gives more attention to helping the dying person cross the borders of death than any other religious tradition. So, I decided draw these forty-nine people during the next 49 days, reading the Buddhist Mantras.
To be continued...