Water for All (2013)

Melanie Cervantes
14″ x 18″
4-color screen print, Arches 88 archival cotton paper, Printed in San Leandro 2013

“Water for all” is a poster derived from¬† a piece I designed in 2008 when I travelled with fifteen other artists to Ecatepec, Mexico to participate in El Festival de Nuevos Vientos. Access to water and the threat of privatization of the natural resource were pressing issues for several communities¬† in Ecatepec, as they are increasingly worldwide. Water is a critical and necessary element for all life and yet corporations try to create a commodity out of it by bottling it and making us believe this is better and by buying up public systems. We have to articulate our opposition to the corporate control of resources that should exists and be access for the common good. The fight for water is the fight for life.