Resist: Printmaking a Resistance

Editor's Note:

Hand printed prints by AD Avila channel the spirit of resistance.

What a time we are living in: the Trump era is one of fear and chaos.

As a visual artist, I wanted to create images via printmaking techniques that spoke to the unjust practices taken by those in charge of protecting us. From our universities to our sacred lands we as the people need to RESIST. Prints were created using screen printing and hand-carved wood blocks printed by hand. 

To the Face - wood block print on paper 2016
A police officer pepper sprays students in the face at UC Davis.

Protector - wood block print on paper 2016
Law enforcement gangs terrorize Water Protectors at Standing Rock. 

Fire Away - wood block print on paper 2016
The use of water cannons in freezing temperatures on the people of Standing Rock.  

War & Peace - three color screen print on paper 2017
Our strong women lead the resistance in this time of need. 

This series is a part of the People's first 100 days. #peoples100days