I made this piece "Weaving the Revolution" to honor the women weavers of the Maya Zapatista communities in Chiapas: I showed this piece to the Comandantes of the EZLN that were present at the Cucapa encampment: Comandante Tacho, Kelly, David, Dalia, and Comandante Zero during the Cucapa Encampment in El Mayor (an effort to secure Cucapa and neighboring Nations continuity as traditional First Nations), when seeing the painting Comandante David explained to me that " the world is a tapestry, each person, each element in it is a thread in the tapestry, every single thread has it's role, if one is unbalanced, if one single thread is pulled out, the whole tapestry can fall appart. When the strands are woven together they form patterns in such a way that each of us has a place and role in the tapestry of the world"
At the time, the neighboring nation of the Cucapa's, the Kiliwa, with which the Cucapá traditionally intermarry--had announced a "death pact" because they were unable to sustain life and bear more children, without access to the fish and to healthy water source. The Laguna Seca had dried, and the y were being forcefully denied access to the traditional fishing areas in the Golfo. During these hard times, David reminded us of the impact one thread can have in the health and strength of the entire tapestry, how we all are interdependent on each strand to hold it together.