Tierra y Libertad (2018)


Institutional pricingInstitutional pricing (libraries, universities, for use on tv/movies etc). Contact us for invoicing $150

Melanie Cervantes
12" x 18"
4 color screen print, 100# Cougar paper, Printed in my kitchen, San Leandro, 2018

Tierra y Libertad is a reflection of the new generation of farmers working land within autonomous communities of the Zapatistas. Tierra y Libertad is a slogan that was popularized during the turn of the century by Mexican Revolutionaries like Emiliano Zapata who were fighting to give the land back to the indigenous population from whom it was expropriated. The white hat is also a subtle nod to Nicaraguan revolutionary Augusto Sandino.There is also a repeating gold pattern of maize in the back ground which symbolizes how corn is central to the dietary, social and spiritual life of indigenous people in Mexico.