RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.

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Isa Diaz-Barriga

Isa Diaz-Barriga is a Mexican American artist and printmaker born the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A printmaker and bookmaker with a B.A. in Studio Art and a minor in History (earned in 2018) from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, they enjoy experimenting with all kinds of materials, especially those they collect on their long walks outside.  Current projects include making ink out of foraged materials and making paper.  Isa uses their diverse cultural background, long memory, historical research and extensive collection of writing to construct narrative artwork that reaches beyond its personal roots to communicate with a broader audience.  

Geographies of interest include, but are not limited to:

- suburbia

- strip malls

- (historically/) industrial cities such as Cleveland, OH, and Chicago, IL

- industrial parks

- The South Texas Borderlands 

- Michoacan, MX 

- Southern United States (Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas)


Currently experimenting with different printing processes, Isa takes commissions for linocut illustrations in between their jobs teaching and cooking at a small private school in the woods.  

Pozole Stew

pozole stew artist book front and back cover
pozole stew artist book pages two and three
pozole stew artist book pages four and five
pozole stew artist book pages six and seven

POZOLE STEW, linocut in white ink* on folded paper, 4.5x5.25 inch book (8 pages)

*ink is water soluble, keep away from water