A heart that heals (2020)


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Melanie Cervantes
7" x 7.5"
3 - Color Handmade Mixed Media Print , White paper, Printed in my kitchen San Leandro, CA 2020
Edition 100

This print is the last from the period of time where I was in recovery from lung cancer surgery. The recovery after having a major portion of my right lung removed was a delicate one and it was impossible for me to engage in the physically laborious practice of screenprinting. Instead I took to carving relief stamps. I took my time and prioritized my healing. It was only this week, three years later, that the little corazon de nopal got planted in it's own little pot (this portion is screenprinted). Like me it has taken time to come to rest with ease in place.

*The placement of each plant on the paper varies slightly as they are hand stamped and do not fall in the same exact location on the paper every time. The planter is screenprinted to center the plant in the middle of the pot.