The Civil Rights Reader ➢ Georgia University Press

▫ Commissioned Linocut Illustration Cover by The Georgia University Press. Publisher December 2008

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▫ This book cover has been chosen by The Association of American University Presses’ 2009 Book, Jacket and Journal Show – ( in the Jacket and Cover Division.)

▫ Republished by Le Monde Dipomatique, Magazine, Paris Jan. 2008 ➢ Une radio indépendante, des milliers de bénévoles « Democracy now » donne sa voix à la gauche américaine.

▫ Monday, January 18, 2016  was a Federal Holiday,  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, – It felt appropriated to pullout “The Civil Rights Reader” book from my archive shelve.  Prior creating the illustration I submitted few pencil ideas sketches, they were presented to a school class.  Their choice convinced the published staff it was the right pick. Because it was a none traditional way how this topic was being portraited it was not so obvious to have it accepted.  But why wanting to be ‘slave’ of deja-vu imagery while wanting to express specificaly the theme of ‘freedom’… besides, my picture was inspired by documented historical facts.

New York  ➢ January – janvier – gennaio – enero 2016

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2016 New Year Card ➢ Linocut


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▫ Untraditional #6 ▫  Traditional Times ▫  Westerner or Asian cycles momentum ▫ Linoleum Cut ▫ (for) Set in Stone Version View Maya Calendar…

▫ Every year my father who use to baking my birthday cake came with the same tradional warning , “this time would be the last!” Likewise, I have been mimicking him,  the main difference remains on the fact that my ‘product’ is not digestible. I have consider making my cards out of chocolate, but all my buddies turned into stict diets … 

▫ Non traditionel No 6 ▫ Moment Traditionel ▫ Cycles Occidental ou Asiatique  ▫ Linogravure ▫ (pour une) Representation sur Pierre Voir Calendrier Maya …

▫ Chaque année pour mon anniversaire , mon père qui faisait mon gâteau répétait la meme phrase, “cette fois-ci s’est la dernière !” A part  le fait que mon «produit» est indigestible, je ne fais que l’imiter . J’ai envisager de faire mes cartes en chocolat, mais tous mes copains font des régimes stict …

▫ Non Tradizionale No. 6 ▫ Tradizionale Momento ▫ Cicli  Occidentale o Asiatica ▫ Incisione ▫ (per una) Rappresentazione di Pietra Vedi Calendario Maya …

▫ Ogni anno per il mio compleanno, mio padre che era la mia torta ripeteva la stessa frase, “questa volta è l’ultima!”. A parte il fatto che il mio “prodotto” è indigesto, io sono lo stesso. Considero sempre le mie carte di cioccolato, ma tutti i miei amici stanno facendo dieta rigorosa…

▫ No Tradicionales  No. 6 ▫ Tradicionale Timpo ▫ Ciclos Occidental o Asiática ▫Grabado ▫ (por una) Representación de Piedra Ver Calendario Maya …

▫ Cada año para mi cumpleaños, mi padre cocinaba mi pastel repitiendo la misma frase, “esta es la última vez!”. Aparte del hecho de que mi “producto” no es digerible, yo soy el mismo. Siempre considero mi tarjetas de chocolate, pero todos mis amigos están haciendo dieta estricta

▫ New York  ➢ January – janvier – gennaio – enero 2016

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Survival Commute ➢ Street-Engraving Over the Williamsburg

▫ Life on Motion on the New York City Willamsburg Bridge ▫ Images Engraved on Site ▫ Raimonart Outdoor Transportable Studio   

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▫ Seeing Throughout Fence Wire May Reveal Some Truth

▫ New York Jan. 17, 2016

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▫ Extreme Weather Hunting Us ▫ linocuts

▫ inundation ▫ flood ▫ inondation ▫ A visual on consequences created by extrema weather conditions. 

▫ From my linocuts series published by the magazine CLAVES de Razon Pratica # 179, in Madrid, Spain, Feb. 2008.

#inundation #flood #inindation - linoleum cut - Claves de Razon Pratica

#inundation #flood #inindation - linoleum cut - Claves de Razon Pratica

#inundation #flood #inindation - linoleum cut - Claves de Razon Pratica

#inundation #flood #inindation - linoleum cut - Claves de Razon Pratica

#inundation #flood #inindation - linoleum cut - Claves de Razon Pratica

#inundation #flood #inindation - linoleum cut - Claves de Razon Pratica

#inundation #flood #inindation - linoleum cut - Claves de Razon Pratica

#inundation #flood #inindation - linoleum cut - Claves de Razon Pratica

#inundation #flood #inindation - linoleum cut - Claves de Razon Pratica

#inundation #flood #inindation - linoleum cut - Claves de Razon Pratica

#inundation #flood #inindation - linoleum cut - Claves de Razon Pratica

▫ Floodings are presently affecting various parts of the planet, they are coming by surprise and make difficult to survive from. while we are ending this 2015 year it only echos disasters that took place every year before… we are endlessly told it’s realated to our incapacity to tackle global warming …

On this issue, my goad is neither to sound like a broken record nor to moralize,  which would boild down ‘repeating’ others, [amomt them,  some more knowlegeable than I ] , but rather to visual it ! [ How could I say it to you differently?]

How does it  feel to be trapped and powerless to escape from a flooding situation? My hope lays on figuring out graphic visions that may trigger our desire for wanting to improve or change … providing we still have this capacity and chance to do it!

▫ New York Dec. 29, 2015

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La Madonnina del Castello ➢ incisioni 

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madonnina del castello ➢ incision

Saluto di Buon Natale 2015 ➢Serie di xilografia ispirato da una “madonnina” nel lato tranquillo e grazioso paese italialiano.

Voeux de Joyeux Noel 2015 ➢Gravure sur bois série ➢ inspiré par un “madonnina” dans la paisible et gracieuse campagne italienne.

Greeting Merry Christmas 2015 ➢Woodcut series inspired by a “madonnina” in  a peaceful and a graceful country side in Italy.

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Ritorno al Manhattan ➢ woodcuts work in progress

Woodcut series inspired by The Williamsburg Bridge in New York City .

 Progress of the work on site

Williamsburg Bridge - woodcut on site.
Williamsburg Bridge – woodcut on site.
Williamsburg Bridge - woodcut on site.
Williamsburg Bridge – woodcut on site.
Williamsburg Bridge - woodcut on site.
Williamsburg Bridge – woodcut on site.
Williamsburg Bridge - woodcut on site.
Williamsburg Bridge – woodcut on site.
Williamsburg Bridge - woodcut on site.
Williamsburg Bridge – woodcut on site.
Williamsburg Bridge - woodcut on site.
Williamsburg Bridge – woodcut on site.
Williamsburg Bridge - woodcut on site.
Williamsburg Bridge – woodcut on site
Williamsburg Bridge - woodcut on site.
Williamsburg Bridge – woodcut on site.

The bridge is located across the East River connecting  Manhattan with the Brooklyn. It is the second oldest bridge in New York after the Brooklyn bridge.  It feels like an Eiffel Tower that would have fallen across the two river’s banks.

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