Oro Verde




Relief printing is a technique which has been popular in Latin America since the 19th Century and has often been used to convey social and political messages e.g. in the case of the engraver Mexico's Guadalupe Posada and wood cut artist, Leopaldo Méndez.

I have chosen woodcuts to form part of the Green Gold project partly because of the place this medium has in Latin American popular culture and partly because I can print multiples of the images I make. This is important as my idea is that the people in the portraits have a good quality print given back to them and, in some circumstances, the organisations who represent them.

Jan Nimmo with the family of the late Thompson "El Gogó"

Go to testimonies page to link to woodcut portraits of workers


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© Jan Nimmo 2004