Juan de Dios Mora is a printmaker, painter, and art instructor. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has been part of solo exhibitions across Texas, as well as juried exhibitions in museums and galleries both nationally and internationally (like Mexico and Japan).
Juan De Dios Mora • Ni Tan Bravo (Not that Brave), 2018 Linocut
The water alongside the US-Mexico border has created issues to the ecosystem and agriculture in the regions. As the water travels to the coastal area, the cities/towns use it, creating a shortage of water and droughts the more it reaches its natural destination. On this print, the hybrid human and alligator monster, works as a metaphor for water abuse. Its two heads represent US and Mexico, and its hands are preventing the natural flow of water. Ironically, alligators are water predators yet are the cause behind their problems. The skeleton fish and La Muerte Loteria cards (Mexican Bingo) is the aftermath of the water abuse.
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