As has been well reported, the Puerto Rican Power utility has been unable or unwilling to move expeditiously in providing electric service to a number of communities, that because of poverty or politics do not seem to merit the same interest as more affluent or “politically connected” communities. This very week, work to restore electricity to Loiza by the AEE has been stopped because of “lack of equipment and materials”. The residents of Loiza have been apprised that the dates for the restoration of electrical power in their community, is unknown, and possibly months away.
Samuel Lind’s Studio home is the repository of some the most seminal and important artworks in the history of Puerto Rico. His economic sustenance is based on the sale of his original art or serigraphs from his studio. The present situation has severely curtailed his ability to do that. Additionally, there are health and safety concerns which have emerged due to infrastructure issues in his studio home.
Consequently, we, Palenque Connections in collaboration with Fernando Silva of Instituto de Ciencias para la Conservacion de Puerto Rico(INCICO) have reached out to Ramos & Associates of Corozal, Puerto Rico to assesses the energy needs of el Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, and develop a Solar energy platform to provide an environmentally responsible and sustainable source of energy for Samuel Lind. The entire cost of this project will be approximately $15,000. Therefore, we are creating a GoFundMe Page in order to hep to defray this expense. Samuel Lind is also collaborating with Fernando Silva of INCICO, in order to explore other revenue streams to pay for this project.