Amy Bravo is interested in the shared language of culture and family, be it a found, queer family or blood relatives. Her work is an attempt to reflect her existence as a queer Cuban person building a found family, with few living blood relatives of Cuban descent left. Challenged with the complications of Cuban politics, Bravo’s large-scale paintings seek to create an impossible utopia in the vague outline of Cuba. This utopian desire hinges on the question of what it means to love someone or somewhere you do not always agree with. What does it mean to love unconditionally? What toll does it take?