Extincion 13Regular price $300.00 USD
Dimensions: 10 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches (Image) 15 x 29 inches (Sheet)
Artist details: Mexican
Date finished: 2019
Edition: of 33
Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher):
Mazatl, translated to ‘deer’, is a day in the Aztec calendar that is a good day to hunt and a bad day to be hunted. This contemporary artist uses woodcut and relief printmaking to advocate for environmental, political, and social justice. The level of detail Mazatl is able to achieve on this linocut print is incredible. He works every available surface with tiny cuts that delineate curves of spines, underwater flower petals, and hollow eye sockets. The mirrored image of the seahorse both alive and dead is attractive with its perfectly split composition and inverse imagery. This nearly two foot long print stares its viewer down, challenging them to think about extinction and its consequences, while simultaneously providing beautiful aesthetics.