Prints > Sabidurias Populares Series

eclipse, harelip, pregnancy, relief print
linoleum relief print
22 x 15" paper, 18 x 12" image
2017
$300
a woman steps over a child playing blocks on a rug
linoleum relief print
18 x 12" image; 22 x 15" paper
2017
$300
four kids stand in a light dappled yared
linoleum relief print
18 x 12" image; 22 x 15" paper
2017
$300
two teenagers on bikes point to a rainbow over a hay field
linoleum relief print
18 x 12" image; 22 x 18" paper
2017
$300
demons attack an injured man in a church funeral
linoleum relief print
18 x 12" image; 22 x 15" paper
2017
$300
a boy cuts a younger boy's hair
linoleum relief print
18 x 12" image; 22 x 15" paper
2017
$300
boy sweeps floor while woman raises legs while on couch
linoleum relief print
18 x 12" image; 22 x 15" paper
2017
$300
a boy cowers under covers in bed while monster crawls from under bed
linoleum relief print
18 x 12" image; 22 x 15" paper
2017
$300
a devil below a sidewalk licks at a dropped icecream cone
linoleum relief print
18 x 12" image; 22 x 15" paper
2017
$300
young man sitting on bed holding his neck
linoleum relief print
18 x 12" image; 22 x 15" paper
2017
$300
cat stalks an infant in a crib
linoleum relief print
18 x 12" image; 22 x 15" paper
2017
$300
little girl crosses fingers while dog defecates on sidewalk
linoleum relief print
18 x 12" image; 22 x 15" paper
2017
$300

Sabidurias Populares/Popular Wisdoms
I am the son of Mexican immigrants that arrived in the States in the mid '40s and settled in south-western Michigan in the early 60s. Throughout my formative years a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins lived within a mile of my home. This transplanted micro-colony of Mexican culture took rootand grew to blend with the greater community of my small rural hometown. This tight knit family group has inspired and
played a significant role in the themes of my art works.
The 12 linoleum relief prints in the Sabidurias Populares series are another step in my effort to document and share some of my family’s culture and history. This particular series deals with familial folk sayings I heard as I grew up. These sayings are often cautionary statements to remind one of consequences that might occur if not heeded. The specificity of certain sayings is a mystery to me. I chose to focus on
twelve sayings that surprise, confound and amuse me to this day. While my aim at this point is to document the sayings, I took artistic license in interpreting them with personal memories or contemporary viewpoints to make each image hold its own.