Juan de Dios Mora
Tinaco Naco 
(Trashy Water Tank)
Linocut
2011
Print/Image size: 26 in. x 19-¼ in.
Paper size: 30 in. x 22 in.
The Search Isn’t Over Yet… Our New Sweet Home Esta la Vista
(The Search Isn’t Over Yet…Our New Home is in Sight)
Linocut
2012
Print/Image size: 19-¾ in. x 27 in. 
Paper size: 22 in. x 30 in.
Salgo Disparado on My Hot Rod 
(Launching Out on My Hot Rod)
Linocut
2012
Print/Image size: 30 in. x 22 in.
Paper size: 30 in. x 22 in.
Ni los Comets Son Tan Rapidos Como Mis Rockets 
(Not even the Comets are Faster than My Rockets)
Linocut
2011
Print/Image size: 39 in. x 24 in.
Paper size: 39 in. x 24 in.
My Home-earth Se Va Acabar…
but My Ride, No Se Me Va!
(My home-earth will End…
But My Ride, It Won’t Leave!)
Linocut
2012
Print/Image size: 17-½ in. x 11 in.
Mi Nave Can Fly! 
(My Spaceship Can Fly!)
Linocut
2011
Print/Image size: 20-¾ in. x 27 in.
Paper size: 26 in. x 33 in.
Leading the Camino 
(Leading the Road)
Linocut
2011
Print/Image size: 18-¼ in. x 23 in.
Paper size: 22 in. x 30 in.
I’m Outta Here with My Chivas!
(I’m Outta Here with my Belongings!)
Linocut
2012
Print/Image size: 20-½ in. x 36 in.
Paper size: 26 in. x 39 in.
Huerquillos Saving the Taco Cuisine
(Kids Saving the Taco Cuisine)
Linocut
2012
Print/Image size: 21-¼ in. x 29 in.
Paper size: 22 in. x 30 in.
Futura Nave Espacial Maya del 2012 
(Future Mayan Spaceship of the Year 2012)
Linocut
2011
Print/Image size: 22 in. x 16 in.
Paper size: 30 in. x 22 in.
Con un Buen Grip de Mi Maquinon, Me Voy Bien Rapido Como Un Avion! 
(With A Good Grip Of My Machine, I Take Fast Like an Airplane!)
Linocut
2012
Print/Image size: 17-½ in. x 11-¾ in.
Paper size: 17-½ in. x 11-¾ in.
At Least… We Escaped in “Chingas”! 
(At Least… We Escaped in a Hurry!)
Linocut
2012
Print/Image size: 27 in. x 19-¾ in.
Paper size: 30 in. x 22 in.
¡Salimos Rechinando!
(We Left Squeaking!)
Linocut
2012
Print/Image size: 34-½ in. x 17-¾ in.
Paper size: 39-¾ in. x 22 in.
Laters!
Linocut
2012
Print/Image size: 18 in. x 24-¾ in.
Paper size: 22 in. x 30 in.
Laters


According to the Maya prophecy, December 21, 2012 marks the end of the long count cycle, which explains the 5,125-year rotation of the solar system. In effect, predictions and speculations of a possible “end” have been raised in that apocalyptic or catastrophic events will happen on December 21, 2012. Believers’ convictions of a “doomsday” scenario has created a fright mentality that drives them to look for survival alternatives.

The reality of an impending disaster is on the believers’ minds. Among the many questions, one seems to linger, “How can we escape from this disaster?” This question resonates especially among the Mexican-American community, at least to those who adhere to the Mayan prophecies. Not only do they rely on tangible ways for survival, but they also consider surrealistic ideas to become optimistic and survive the “end.” In turn, many creative alternatives to their survival arise from this optimism. These series of prints will prove that Mexican-Americans are inventive as they escape the catastrophes of the Mayan prophecy.

Laters is a series of prints that describe the actions of Mexican-American’s during the “end days” in a surreal, dignified, and humorous approach as they succeed or fail with their attempts. Each print tells a story in a surreal and comical exaggeration of people’s survival instincts in desperate times. It reveals their ingenuity and resourcefulness by improvising and using the available materials, tools, and objects into workable, fashionable, and stylized devises to evacuate earth. Devices that keep a community’s survival desire to be optimistic as they say goodbye to home-earth.

With limited any technology at hand and the foreseen “end” of the world, this prints series analyses Mexican-American creativeness. The series’ characters rely on their own surroundings, culture, courageousness, and imaginations to accomplish their anticipation of survival. Uncanny devises used as escaping transportation reflect creativity and fearless attitude of the Mexican-American towards the Mayan prophecy.
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