Today’s #print drop deals with our connection to the #ocean. • Corazón del Agua, Dalila Paola Mendez, 2018
• Breath of the Ocean, River T. Garza, 2018
Dalila Paola Mendez
Corazón del Agua, 2018
serigraph, Ed. 51
17-3/4 x 26" - image size
22 x 30" - paper size
Dalila’s print “Corazon del Agua” will be on showcase at SHG’s Annual Print Fair, which brings into full view her ideas of feminism, queerness, and mother nature.
Before the lotus flower takes its true form, it hides in the mud, waiting to bloom, a parallel to her queer identity; living in silence and fear for part of her life and then realizing the importance of queer visibility in art and media: “For me it’s like [on being queer] the beautiful flower, once we can share and be our queer selves we can share our true authentic self with the world and ourselves.” The lotus flower sits in front of the torso of a female figure, paying homage to her reverence to the women in her life that have made her who she is today. The female torso sits in the water; something needed to sustain life, just like all the parts of Mendez’ identity needed to keep living her truth.
River T. Garza
Breath of the Ocean, 2018
6 color serigraph, Ed. 58
21-3/4 x 16" - image size
26 x 20" - paper size
Breath of the Ocean is inspired by his Tongva heritage. He is a traditional paddler within the Tongva community and the piece reflects the Tongva maritime traditions. Tiát (canoe) Mo´Omat ‘Ahiko (Breath of the Ocean) is the focal point of the piece. This print also features Ti’at society community members. River wanted the print to reflect the distinct maritime culture through iconography and text.
Pick these up at the Annual Print Fair & Exhibition on Saturday, June 23 at 12pm or online at bit.ly/SHGshop
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