El Corazon de Pan Dulce (2016, 3rd Ed.)

Melanie Cervantes
13″ x 18″
4-Color, Hand pulled, Screenprint, New Leaf Imagination Certified Ancient Forest Friendly 130#,  Paper, Printed in my kitchen, San Leandro CA 2016
3rd Edition

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.