El Corazon de Pan Dulce (2017, 4th Ed)

Melanie Cervantes
8.5″ x 11″
3-Color, Hand pulled screenprint, Printed in my kitchen, San Leandro CA, December 2017

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. I have printed an alternative edition of these prints using a new palette to make the work available for more folks.

This is a more compact, small size version of the print design.