Chagoya's newest prints, Expresses Nothing but the Self and Invites Into the World of the Eternal Instant are concerned with the unsustainable interaction between people and nature.
The artist states: We are part of nature, not a species apart. We are creating an ongoing extinction of fauna, flora and animal species. We are headed toward massive extinction if we don’t take urgent action. I try to use some humor in my work as a form of a personal defense against my own anxieties in this context. Humor is a door opener into uncomfortable topics that we need to deal with.
Invites Into the World of the Eternal Instant and Expresses Nothing but the Self are both eight color lithographs printed from seven aluminum plates. The aluminum plates were made from mylars hand drawn by the artist using crayons, pencils, acrylic paint, toner washes and xerox transfers. The lithographs have been printed in editions of 30 (plus proofs) on handmade Amate paper 20˝ x 24". The publication prices are $2,000 each or $3,600 for the pair (subject to change).