Marianne Sadowski is a printmaker, painter and teaching artist residing and working at present in Los Angeles, California. She has a BA in Film from the Universidad Iberoamericana and an MFA in Painting from the Academia de San Carlos, Mexico City. She is an active member of the LA based Printmaking Collective “Los de Abajo”, the LA Printmaking Society and Consejo Gráfico. Her work has been shown extensively around the US and Mexico.
Marianne Sadowski • My Roots are in the Waters (Homage to Berta Cáceres), 2018 Linocut/Pronto Plate
Water is a human right but for many indigenous communities, it has been a constant fight to be able to access clean water as well as to protect it. Berta Cáceres was a Honduran activist and indigenous leader, that fought for the rights of the Lenca people, the ancestral guardians of the rivers. In a grassroots campaign, they stopped the building of the Agua Zarca Dam at the Gualcarque River, which was going to have a dramatic impact for sustainable living for the people from Rio Blanco. She was killed in 2016, but her roots just got stronger, inspiring resistance to a new generation of defenders of the earth, water and corn.
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