WORKS > Maiz Protest Signs

Bans Off Our Bodies
dyed corn husks and ribbon on foamcore
22" x 26"
2021
Their Body, Their Choice
dyed corn husks and ribbon on foamcore
22" x 26"
2021
Bridges Not Walls
corn husks and ribbon on foamcore
17 x 20
2017
No Hate, No Fear
corn husks and ribbon on foam core
32 x 22
2017
No Fascist USA
corn husks and ribbon on foamcore
18 x 30
2017
Water is Life
corn husks, popcorn, and ribbon on foamcore
20 x 25
2017
Her Body, Her Choice
corn husks, beans, and ribbon on foamcore
22 x 30
2017
Gentle and Kind
dyed corn husks, decorative flowers, and ribbon on foam core
24" x 34"
2016
Not My POTUS
corn husks, beans, and ribbon on panel
12" x 12"
2017

Discolored, Misshapen, Broken
Solo Exhibit
Presa House Gallery
San Antonio, TX
2017

I collect chants that I hear at marches and rallies for my work. They’re a way to bring literal voices together for a common goal, and I see protest chanting as a form of ritual. They bring hope to the idea of people power that we collectively hold. In creating decorative protest signs, I fuse art and activism and work to dismantle hierarchies of folk and fine art. I use materials associated with folk art/craft, messages associated with protest art, and exhibit them in spaces intended for "fine art." These mark a chapter in time of our contemporary civil rights struggle.