Ramón Felipe Borges is an artist who explores and studies art, in particular painting, following his intuition, feelings, and experiences early in life. He learned to appreciate that artistic creativity relates to emotions and feelings; that creativity is as much about affect as it is about cognition. Though an artist by vocation, he became an engineer by profession. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, a Master’s Degree from Cornell University, and subsequently, a Ph.D. from Penn State University, where he taught engineering for two decades until retiring in 2005. As a faculty member at Penn State University, he highly valued education; his endeavors have been contributions to research, education, and novel innovations in engineering through teaching.

However, he never lost perspective of his vocation for art and will to create. Some of his art-subjects are legendary heroes in a certain way, exemplifying the most exceptional qualities of humans. Ramón Felipe Borges’ paintings, explore the mythology and allegories defining our identity, character, and experiences in life. In this series of paintings, we take a fascinating journey through his pictorial interpretation of myths, metaphors, and memories giving meaning to our history and culture.