In Memories as Metaphors No. 1 (2014), a man in a baseball cap rows a watermelon vessel by the banks of a landscape made of the seeded flesh of another watermelon; Memories as Metaphors No. 11 (2015) depicts a swimmer pushing past floating tomatoes; and in Memories as Metaphors No. 24 (2014), a man in an antiquated outfit is rafting on an overripe banana. All of Rivero-Cintra’s subjects are engaged in some form of rowing or swimming, repetitive actions that can symbolize the process of meditative self-reflection, but are also methods to physically escape—a personal subject for the artist, who grew up in Cuba and now resides in Colombia. With this in mind, the fruits and vegetables, first coming into view as surrealist gestures, also take on political value both as the products of the agricultural economy in South America and as the symbols of potential health and prosperity.