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In Lak' Ech (Small, 2016)


Melanie Cervantes (artist/printer)
8.5" x 11"
1 layerhandmade screen print
Printed in my kitchen, San Leandro, 2016
Open Edition(s)

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.

-Grey paper, 110 lb/ 199gsm with purple rainbow roll
-Kraft paper,archival, 65 lb/176 gsm with purple rainbow roll
-Chipboard, .022" thick with red to black rainbow roll
-Lunar Blue paper with ultra blue ink, 100lb/270gsm Astrobrights cardstock
-Black paper with rainbow roll, 110lb/300gsm archival paper

* Please note for the prints with a blend (or rainbow roll) each print is unique because it combines multiple colors. Each print varies slightly and is unique.