Archive for July 8, 2008

Printing Zapata

Posted in Art, socialization with tags , , , , , , on July 8, 2008 by darcyarts

Work today involved among other things doing an ACEO size block print of Emiliano Zapata.

Emiliano was born Aug. 8, 1879 in Anenecuilco, Morelos, and was the ninth of 10 children.

During the Mexican Revolution he was known as El Tigre del Sur.

According to Wikipedia. Zapata was a mestizo, a mix of Spanish and native peoples. Some say that he could speak Nahuatl. 

These words are from the Nahuatl language:

avocado, chili, chocolate, coyote, tomato

These words are in my blood.

Their fruits traveled to el Norte and have given us sustainance.