Artists are here… (2019)

Melanie Cervantes
6″ x 12″
RED/ORANGE/PINK -3 – Color Handmade Screen Print,140 lb/300gsm Canson cold press watercolor paper, Printed in my kitchen San Leandro, CA, October 2019
Edition of 60

METALLIC PURPLE/PERIWINKLE/PINK -3 – Color Handmade Screen Print,100LB Cougar Digital paper, Printed in my kitchen San Leandro, CA 2020

“Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. Artists are here to disturb the peace.”

— James Baldwin

Excerpted from “An interview with James Baldwin” (1961), an interview with Studs Terkel published in Conversations with James Baldwin (Literary Conversations)