La Lucha Sigue Sigue (2010)

Melanie Cervantes
20″ x 26″
6 – Color, Handprinted, Screenprint, Heavy Art Paper, Printed in Oakland, 2010

Three print colorways. Matter browns, Metallic browns, and dayglo/neons.

In 1810 Mexico breaks from Spain declaring its Independence.
In 1910  Indigenas play major roles in Revolution against the established order in Mexico.
In 2010 ¬°Zapata vive, vive, la lucha sigue, sigue!

Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary and guerilla leader, has inspired many Xicana/os for taking a stand for land rights and to show how the people could defend themselves from the tyranny corrupt governments. This portrait commemorates the role Zapata and his liberation army played in the revolution and the amazing Plan de Ayala which stated that the goal of the revolution was for land to be redistributed among the poor.