Series/Broadsides > Frickn' Affricates

six prints, ship, chip, sheep, cheap, shoes, choose, shop, chop, cherry, sherry, chair, share
Linoleum relief print
22 x 15"
2022
$250
ship, chip
Linoleum relief print
22 x 15"
2022
$50
sheep, cheap
Linoleum relief print
22 x 15"
2022
$50
shoes, choose
Linoleum relief print
22 x 15"
2022
$50
chop, shop
Linoleum relief print
22 x 15"
2022
$50
cherry, sherry
Linoleum relief print
22 x 15"
2022
$50
chair, share
Linoleum relief print
22 x 15"
2022
$50

These new prints refer to my memory of language struggles as a young child. I had spoken mostly Spanish at home, so when I arrived at my first-grade reading class I struggled. My recollection is of staring at the ABC cards taped above the chalkboard and trying to remember the sounds those letters were supposed to make. It took me a long time to hear and know the difference between “ch” and “sh”. The laughter of my Anglo classmates still resonates to this day as I often hesitate before saying “ship” or “chip”, “chair” or “share”, out loud.