As part of this group of amazing printmakers, my work will be exhibited in Hong Kong. Very exciting. The entire theme of this portfolio is "Calaca" as a tribute to the Mexican printmaker Jose Guadalupe Posada.
From Calaca Press and organizer Carlos Barbarena:
2013 is also the 100th anniversary of the death of José Guadalupe Posada. This Mexican artist is famed for using calaveras [skulls and skeletons] in satirical depictions of public life, politics and religion. While Posada died in obscurity his engravings found a new audience in the 1920s thanks to the French artist Jean Charlot, who encountered them while visiting Diego Rivera. Today Posada's images are well known throughout Mexico and Latin America, where they have become synonymous with El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead.