Man With Volcano

When Jose Mejia Vides was 14, the Jabalí volcano, close to San Salvador, erupted, causing earthquakes that destroyed buildings in the capital city.  The Mejia Vides family farm was ruined in the eruption, and the family moved further out to an area called Los Planes.

This woodcut, made as an illustration for a book of Salvadorean folk stories almost 30 years later, takes a lighter view of the event.  A farmer smiles while behind him ashes spew from the erupting volcano.

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