Descendente (La Ley Del Monte) focuses on how colonial and revolutionary history visually intervene through the everyday. The show revolves on the central themes of “descending” and the “mountain” as conceptual and compositional devices in relation to the historical apparitions of the Mexican Revolution. Descendente (Spanish for descendent) refers to descending in relation to ancestry and moving down the mountain landscape. La Ley Del Monte (The law of the mountain) refers to a Spanish phrase meaning “survival of the fittest” and is also the name of a popular Mexican film from the 1970s set during the revolution. The work utilizes images pulled from these films that visualize the revolution, Narco propaganda videos circulated online, prayer cards present in latino communities in NYC and Aztec codices among other sources. The work uses photo prints, spray paint, perforated vinyl, adhesive vinyl, gold leaf and lenticular printing. The materials I’ve been working with reflect upon the commercial materials and graphic forms that images are mediated through in immigrant neighborhoods.