abaca paper, amate, handmade, tengujoshi
8 × 8 in
Out of Print
Brown University, John Hay Library
Harvard University, Fine Arts Library
Scripps College, Denison Library
The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
University of California at Santa Cruz
University of California, Irvine (UCI)
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
University of Delaware Library
Gringo Death Coloring Book is a collaborative artist book made in the aftermath of 2017’s Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on Puerto Rico. The text by Raquel Salas Rivera, excerpted from his full-length book While They Sleep (Under the Bed Is Another Country) [Birds, LLC 2019] is dialogic fragments interspersed with prose poems reflecting on the lasting impact of colonial trauma, arranged around the two different discourses. Hand-carved linoleum images made and printed by Mariana Ramos Ortiz. Book designed and bound, and text letterpress printed by Erica Mena.
Five copies of this edition were housed in a wooden box.