German Perez

Devil and the Sea 1992


Stories of the Devil and the Sea.The Devils in this series are descendants of the people from the sea. But instead of Taino ancestors, these characters  have become Perez’ countrymen and women--- the Dominican people. They remain imaginary, cast in the whimsical language and grotesque personal bestiary Perez developed for the People from the Sea series.
Yet here myth and reality converge. Perez finds an ideal theme---the mass migration of Dominicans to the US---to translate his mythico-historical interests into contemporary terms. The innocent, nature-loving Tainos are recast as trusting, naïve Dominican emigrants, risking their lives in the hope of a better life.