"I was born surrounded by water and spent my youth imagining on that blank canvas delineated by the horizon. Geography and politics kept my body isolated but my mind's eye was always seeing what could be más allá, or just beyond. I grew up under the equally surreal influences of the Caribbean breeze and Soviet propaganda, now submerged under leagues of the diaspora sea. I don't see an ocean; I see a pirate ship sailing. I don't see a boy running in the sand; I see myself thirty years ago in Cuba. I don't see a little house in the forest; I see the house where I was born, now lost in my memories. I don't see myself in the mirror. I see my son in the future. This is how I see the world and it is through photography that I'm able to communicate my vision."