Mandala for a Rotten Liver
Ruin is a family heirloom.
Puke even, stepped in last night, is a pattern.
Jukebox stutter or bourbon bruise.
Bruised rhythmic swig, gin-tinged puke
patterned after the dodged question, juked
ruin. Shame still genetically encoded, a looming
pattern. An insistent bruise,
abloom dark as last night’s ruin.
-ego stutter. Genetic mandala
helix, a ritual, a puked
-up prayer, a list
of symptoms: read through jukebox
offerings, choose any song that sounds like
First-generation Cuban-American and Miami native Haiiileen is an interdisciplinary artist known for her neo-acid experimental site-specific installations and sculptures that span through several different mediums and facets. Her dedication to the local artistic community fuels her capacity to create and tear down the boundaries that have yet to be explored within her own mind. Her artistic practice stems from her synesthetic vision, allowing her to create a combustion of sound, light, and color with the intention of transporting her viewers to transcendent alternate worlds. Haiiileen continuously exhibits her ability to create thought-provoking material that provides a deep expression and experimental approach to our environmental perceptions and conventional ideas of reality through her work.