Oil painting and embroidery on canvas.
The work is inspired from my journey through indigenous communities in Latin America, immersed in their traditions and cosmologies in a symbolic search for collective memory and identity.
In the diversity of their cultures I find numerous gods, myths and legends, but the most valuable thing I learn are the points of convergence: the coexistence of humans and animals, the earth and plants. A mutual respect and indissoluble bond, a solemn but ordinary ritual.
In this work, the human face is mixed with animals, landscapes, organic abstractions and geometric shapes. An embroidered jaguar mask is juxtaposed on the painting taking the ancestral myth of the “nahual”: each person is related in a duality to a certain animal of power. The jaguar is considered as a god of the earth and the night among pre-Hispanic cultures.
The threads used are handmade wool dyed with natural cochineal grana pigments obtained in a rug workshop in the community of Teotitlán Del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico.
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