Ester Hernandez Graphics Collection CEMA 140

Finding aid prepared by Daisy Martinez and Callie Bowdish
University of California, Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Department of Special Collections, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-9010
(805) 893-8563
cema@library.ucsb.edu


Title: Ester Hernandez Graphics Collection
Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 140
Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara, Davidson Library, Department of Special Collections, California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.0 Posters
Date: 1982, 1984
Abstract: This collection consists of two silkscreen posters by Ester Hernandez, including the iconic Sun Mad which protests farm workers' exposure to pesticides and herbicides in the fields.

 

Sun Mad 1982

General Physical Description: Silkscreen; Paper size: 17 x 22 in.; Image Size: 15 x 20 in.
creator: Hernandez, Ester

Description/Comments

Poster mimics the design of the Sun-Maid raisins box. Instead of a maid, however, is a skeleton holding a basket of green-yellow grapes. Text reads: "SUN MAD Raisins unnaturally grown with Insecticides, Miticides, Herbicides, Fungicides."
 

Tejido de los Desaparecidos 1984

General Physical Description: Silkscreen; Poster Size: 22 x 17 in.; Image Size: 21.25 x 15.75
creator: Hernandez, Ester

Description/Comments

This silkscreen poster imitates a quilt pattern. Within the pattern there are small skulls and helicopters. The general pattern is black and white, with red splatters.