Viva La Mujer (Large, 2011)

Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza
17.5″ x 23″
2 – Color, Handprinted Screenprint, Mohawk Birch Archival Paper, Printed in Oakland, 2011

This collaboration mixes Melanie’s drawing of a Xicana with a pattern I pieced together from a Olmec stone stamp created about 3,000 years ago. This mix of ancient and new brings together printmakers across generations, the stamp pattern used was one of many that were created to print on fabric and paper.