Resilient (Screenprint, 2018)

Melanie Cervantes
11″ x 8.5″
4-Layer , Screenprint Heavyweight Archival Paper, 300 gsm, Printed in my kitchen in San Leandro, CA, July 2018

During my recovery from a lobectomy which removed a large portion of my right lung and the cancerous tumor and cells it contained I was unable to sustain my normal art practice of screenprinting. Screenprinting is a very physically strenuous activity so as adjustment I decided to make small carved stamps in order to make prints. I was able to print as much or as little as I had the energy to do.

The following year I decided to scan the print of each nopal pad and the tunas (prickly pears) and create the films so I could screenprint an edition of these pieces. I ended up printing a few different color combinations because I could decide which one I liked best.