In Lak' Ech (Metallic, Small, 2016)


Melanie Cervantes (artist/printer)
8.5" x 11"
1 layer handmade screen print, 110lb/300gsm archival paper
Printed in my kitchen, San Leandro, 2016
Open Edition

This poster lifts up a few stanzas from the poem Pensamiento Serpentino by Luis Valdez the Chicano playwright and founder of El Teatro Campesino. These stanzas were used as a meditation and commitment in the Raza Studies classes in Tucson Unified School District. I created this poster to resist this kind of suppression and racism as well as attempt to popularize the worldview and values that the stanzas celebrate.