©2020 by J DeSantis Art.

Baltimore, MD

Ancient Maya syllabograms denote sound values and were used to write words. Reading from left to right and downward, “Chi-Ka-K’o” sounds out “Chicago” and is the artist’s phonetic and visual interpretation of the City’s name in ancient Maya script.


Growing up in a Nicaraguan household in an immigrant community in Miami, first-generation on her mother's side, latinx artist Jessy DeSantis finds pride in her indigenous Central American roots and heritage. She encourages a sense of belonging among immigrant populations in their new cities.


Material in Men's sizes: Cotton

Material in Women's sizes: Cotton

Men’s sizes S, M, L, XL - crew neck
Women's sizes, S, M, L, - v neck 

Mayan Chicago T-Shirt