TREE CODEX: MURAL-MAKING AS A CULTURAL COLLECTIVE
112 x 178mm, 36 pages, black and white and colour printing, elastic band bound, edition of 50, 2019
In 2019, Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, a DC-based organization that offers adult education and services to recently migrated DC-residents, commissioned Frida Larios, an indigenous activist, designer, artist, and educator, to lead a small group of students in designing and painting a mural. Larios employed her system of ancestral hieroglyphics redesigned as a contemporary visual language for genetic memory regeneration. A collaborative process of talking, imagining, writing, and drawing the students' cultural stories culminated in Tree Codex. This book,emerging documents that process.