As a Mexican who is passionate about art, one of the things that I have always loved to appreciate are the prehispanic figures, shapes, colors, and overall style. In their art I feel their dedication to represent a message or moment in time, I sense a mystical vibe as they portray gods interacting with humans and represent spiritual ceremonies, and it leaves me thinking about the way the came up with this genuine way of representing their lives and beliefs.
The figures that you see here are elements that I took from some ancient paintings that were being showcased in a history museum. Some images are easy to recognize but others are just extractions from a bigger picture. For example, the tongue that you see here is taken from the mouth of the face at the center of the Aztec calendar.
I’m starting to learn more about this culture through their arts and symbolisms as my goal is to incorporate their essence in my art as well. This is a culture with a lot of flavor and history, and I’m proud of being born in the same soil as them.