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  1. Work Connects Us All 
This piece was commissioned by the AFL-CIO national workers union in 2013 to both celebrate May Day and demand immigration reform for the over 11 million undocumented migrants living in the United States. The phrase, “Work Connects Us All,” was part of a larger campaign by the AFL-CIO that sought to expand national awareness about the divide between the 99 percent and the elites. Efforts in some states to take away rights of working people to come together in unions have given rise to a growing recognition of the bonds shared by working people.
This piece was distributed by the thousands in a number of major cities throughout the United States at pro-migrant rallies. I secured a few copies of the poster before they ran out. 
You can see this and more art on my online art store 3 weeks ago
  2. THe Illusion of Control Part 2

This print is part of the Illusion of Control series.

Many of us have the illusion that we can control everything in our life. But we don’t. In fact, I believe it’s important to let go of the belief that we do.
 
When I was working on this piece, I was encouraging myself to be experimental and to take risks, even when I did not know the outcome of the piece. The image is my reflection on life at that moment, and is a statement on being present, being free, and giving up control. The background of the piece is a monotype. 

You can see this and more art on my online art store. 1 month ago
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  4. DEFEND OUR MOTHER. I developed this piece to represent a woman of color in the frontlines of the fight against climate crisis. I believe that most visual imagery about climate change does a poor job of speaking to communities of color, communities who are the most affected by environmental destruction and ecological disruption. This piece shows a fierce mama standing up for our mother, Pachamama, and defending her family and her home. Get ready for the People’s Climate Mobilization in New York in September!! 1 month ago
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  6. Simplify 1 month ago
  7. Encounter with Self 1 month ago
  8. Oso
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  9. Dreams of Solitude 1 month ago
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  11. You Have Rights 

This piece was commissioned by the Immigrant Defense Project, based in New York City, and was placed inside migrant detention centers. The piece was designed to encourage migrants to speak to their lawyers about their rights. 
You can find this and more art on my online art store. 7 months ago
  12. Pio Pio
This print is about a little chick, or pollito, as its called in Spanish. I really enjoyed doing this print because it allowed me to experiment with my loose lines and textures, and to reuse previous images of faces and doodles. In my usual approach, I use strong and clearly defined lines. 
In this piece, I wanted to move out of my confort zone. The screenprint was hand-printed by Master Printer, Jesus Barraza (shown in photo on left) in a limited edition of 45 on Yellow French paper. You can find it on my online art store. 7 months ago
  13. Throughout 2012 and 2013, I developed various pieces depicting the monarch butterfly, which has been adopted by various migrant rights organizations, artists, and lovers of justice. For me, the butterfly symbolizes the right that living beings have to freely move.
I created 100’s of butterflies on posters, costumes, prints, and drawings. I decided to change things up a bit and combine two mediums to create individually colored butterflies. In this piece, I start with printing the butterfly from a linoleum block using oil based inks, and then add watercolor and color pencil lines in a loose fashion in order to create a dye effect. 
You will notice that the butterflies each include a human profile, to uplift the resiliency, courage, and determination of migrants who come in search of their dreams. Each butterfly is hard printed and hand colored, and there is only one like it.
You can find them on my online art store. 7 months ago
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  15. From my online art store: This is Planet Earth
The imagery for this print was inspired by my time in Vancouver in 2009 and explores the themes of collaboration, growth, and community. The person at the lower part of the drawing is holding a life force in her hand and she is making sure it circulates to others in the group.

When it came time to name the piece, I wanted to allude to the land, and to the planet itself. So in keeping with my practice of naming my pieces after my favorite 80’s songs, the title became “This Is Planet Earth.” 

You can see this and more art here 10 months ago