Carving Through Borders: Cortez
Originally hand-carved by Susalita Cortez on a large 3’x7’ wood block, this print is the digital version scaled down to 12”x18” inches. Very ornate and sophisticated.
“The idea behind this pice is around the idea of breaking through this fence. Breaking to the physical and invisible fence be getting together and fighting which is illustrated at the bottom but not forgetting the love and unity of a family illustrated by the indigenous woman. These thing will lead us to the conquest- to the graduation (which can also be seen as fighting for the right to education).”
About the artist:
Born in 1989 in Moroleon, Guanajuato, Mexico, Susana Cortez works in a diverse range of mediums often consisting of installations and performance pieces. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Delaware - Newark, DE in 2011, and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Herron School of Art & Design - Indianapolis, IN in 2013. She is currently a Latino Teaching Artist Fellow at Root Division in San Francisco, California. Her work focuses on raising awareness about social and political issues. Dirt is currently her main medium, it has become an “icon” that allows her to represent the differences between low and high economic standards. She currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA.