Mi Semillita (2011)

Melanie Cervantes
11″ x 17″
3-color, Handmade Screen Print
Signed and numbered edition of:40
Cougar Double Thick Archival Art Paper
Printed in San Leandro, 2011

Mis Semillitas is a portrait of a mother in the late stages of her pregnancy. This piece is based on a piece I painted in 2005 when I just getting started as a practicing artist. I only have one snapshot of the painting (that I no longer have access to) and I really wanted to revisit and recreate the piece. This time I translated the piece usingĀ  more bold, flat color and I create a new palate of colors for it.

I really enjoyed creating this piece. I reflecting on all the friends who are having babies and the joy that emanates from them and tried to capture that in this piece.