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.
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.
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.
A collection of over 500 political graphics, Reproduce & Revolt/Reproduce Y Rebélate contains original art granted by the creators to the public domain, to be freely used on political posters, flyers, and campaigns.
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Listen to my talk on Cultural Organizing at the National Conference for Media Reform. The panel also feature Jeff Chang and you can listen to the entire discussion here.
This poster intends to educate youth of color about local food production and urban farming, while encouraging people living in urban communities to reclaim vacant lots for producing their own food.
At a time when the dominant messages around food encourage us to eat “fast” and “cheap,” positive and alternative messages are of major importance in changing our diets and making statement about the world we seek to create. To see this poster and many others at my website Favianna.com
A piece I created in collaboration with Strong Families for Mamas Day. You can also send yo mama an e-card featuring art from myself and numerous other artist participating in this initiative. We must continue together working to ensure every person has the rights, recognition and resources to thrive
More than a 100 Artists, Musicians, Writers, Filmmakers, Comedians, Producers, and Performers are Calling on President Obama and Congress to Pass Just and Humane Immigration Reform!
Members of the creative community who are speaking out for humane reform include Russell Banks, W. Kamau Bell, Ross Bleckner, Margaret Cho, Teju Cole, Chuck D, Rosario Dawson, Zack De La Rocha, Junot Díaz, Abigail E. Disney, Dave Eggers, Shepard Fairey, Eric Fischl, John Leguizamo, Yo-Yo Ma, Mira Nair, Robert Redford, R.E.M., The Roots, Sarah Silverman, Jose Antonio Vargas, Colson Whitehead, and many more!!
Please SHARE this image to help spread the Migration is Beautiful message! http://migrationisbeautiful.com/
Art by Ray Hernandez
If you’re at UC Santa Cruz this Thursday, come check out the poster making workshop and platica with me and Julio Salgado at Kresge Town Hall above the Bay Tree Bookstore. Space is limited, so RSVP here: http://studentsinformingnow.wordpress.com/