In 1986 Pacita returned to live and work in Washington, DC for the next eight years. Watch video
Soon after Pacita returned to Washington she was invited to Cuba to participate in "La Segunda Bienal de Habana" featuring 690 artists from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Met artists Leon Golub, Juan Sanchez, Marina Gutiérrez, Josely Carvalho, Lucy Lippard and many other artists.
Pacita followed this with numerous trips to Mexico and was inspired by the murals, paintings and sculptures of Diego Rivera, José Orozco, Francisco Zuniga, David Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo and Frida Kahlo.
In 1987 She held simultaneous exhibitions of 24 large "Canvas Collages" at the IMF Gallery, and 20 small paper collages at the Foxley Leach Gallery in Washington, DC. She then exhibited her Underwater paintings at the Philippine Center in New York.Read More