I have been excited for the Saint Louis Small Press Expo and am preparing a set of prints for the show. Inspired by both political activism and cultural heritage, I have chosen to do a block print on homemade paper that translates BLACK LIVES MATTERS into the Modern Yucatec Maya language (Maaya T’aan). Additionally, I use the system of pre-Colombian Maya Glyphs to write the message. I am using a reddish brown paint that attempts to emulate the color of classic Maya writing.


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