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Discovery to Genocide


I first made this print when I finally read Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, as the opening chapter floored me. At the same time this beautiful bird, the Quetzal, kept appearing in my life, and I wanted to make a print of it to examine the different interpretations of history depending on perspective, as well as celebrate Indigenous struggle. I redesigned the layers to make a new version of this print, and in the ongoing energy of Idle No More I hope this reminder of historical perspective continues to resonate.

Posts by Mary Tremonte

Healthy Artists

Healthy Artists

February 28, 2012

I was recently interviewed for Healthy Artists, a new Pittsburgh-based project which features video portraits in which artists talk about their lives, their work, and why universal health care is…