The Ladies in White, a tribute to Cuba's Damas de Blanco
Influenced by his Cuban heritage and exile in Miami, Cano has created a new series of 50 ink drawings dedicated to Las Damas De Blanco of Havana, Cuba. These ladies are courageous protestors who each Sunday dress in white and march silently in peaceful protest to mass in support of imprisoned dissident sons and husbands.
Each of Cano’s 50 drawings is penned on a phone book page, which contains the names of Miami’s exiled Cubans. Each is then mounted inside its own pristine white cake box. Cano’s Ladies in White series was inspired by his earlier “Clorolinda Dolls”, created in the early 1990’s from Clorox bottles. In Cano’s own words, he has “with great pride and admiration dedicated the new cake box series to these brave women who risk their lives peacefully protesting the tyranny of the Castro regime and calling for the same freedoms currently being fought for in many parts of the world.”