Conference Poster Artist
"Cruzando Fronteras", watercolor by Sina Sutter. ©2008.
This year's Conference poster artwork, "Cruzando Fronteras", was created by Sina Sutter. Sina's artwork has graced NHLI publications for many years. She is a staunch supporter of the ideals and mission of NHLI.
In 1962, Sina and her entire family left Cuba and it hasn’t always been easy, but it certainly has been interesting. Sina had dreamed of working as an artist since she was a child. By 1985, she had focused her work on watercolors and the style that is uniquely her own had begun to take shape. By the late 1980s, Sina had reconnected with her roots as a Hispanic woman as she commenced a series of work that would evolve towards maturity by the late 1990s. Her work has concentrated on exploring those aspects of her heritage that are visually rich in texture and content. Her interest in both Cuban culture and the greater Hispanic culture provides fertile ground for a style that is sometimes complex yet able to reach people at many different levels.
Sina has produced posters for NHLI for the 2000, 2002 and 2005 Mujer Awards, for the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives event for Women’s History Month (2001), for the US Department of Health and Human Services (2003, 2004), and for UNIFEM’s fundraising event for the women of Afghanistan (2004). Sina’s work has been on exhibit at the Epcot Guest Relations Lobby since October 2002. Sina’s definition of art provides insight into her view of life: “Art is the essence of feeling in it’s diverse forms. It includes the broadest aspects of life and how each singular personality manifests its perception of each existing experience by means of an aesthetic and comfortable wrapper that stimulates the imagination.”
See more of Sina’s work at www.sinasutter.com.