Viva La Mujer (Metallic, Large, 2017)

Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza
18″ x 24″
2 – Color, Handprinted Screen print
Mohawk Archival Paper, Printed in Oakland, 2017

Going through our archives and found a bunch of these Bronze and Dark Brown Viva La Mujer test prints, these are imperfect with varied flaws, mainly some creases in the margins . They ready to in a 18″ x 24″ frame and are sold as is.

This collaboration mixes Melanie’s drawing of a Xicana with a pattern I pieced together from a Toltec 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.