Self Help Graphics & Art is a non-profit arts organization that I have been volunteering for almost 10 years. They are credited with bringing Día de los muertos to Los Angeles in 1973 and every year they have been charging an artist with the task to create a commemorative print. Like any organization, they have gone through trials and tribulations in the past years but they have secured a new space in Boyle Heights, the neighborhood I grew up in.
2013 marks the SHG's 40th anniversary and I wanted to create a piece that not only reflects traditional aspects of Day of the Dead, but also takes it's internationally recognized printmaking program into a new direction by incorporating a new processes into its creation.
Dimensions: 25x35 inches
Silkscreen printed on Blacktop French Paper