El Corazon (2014, 1st ED)

Melanie Cervantes
13″ x 18″ , 3 color handmade screenprint, Cougar Double Thick 160# Paper, Printed in San Leandro CA February 2014

“El Corazon de Pan Dulce”, Melanie Cervantes,13 x 18 inches, 4-Color,
El Corazon (de Pan Dulce) is my first take on the popular Loteria iconography. There are 54 uniquely designed cards in game Loteria. The Mexican game of chance holds a a special place in many my heart because I remember raucous games with 54 being played among family members both in Mexico and the U.S.

I created this piece to support the former owner of Casa Latina-Jose Ruiz’s crowdsourced fundraiser, “De Corazon a Corazon”, to be given to donors as a special thank you. I tied the theme of the fundraiser “corazon” to pan dulce because of the bakery at Casa Latina.