"Renacimiento Y Vida"
Life and ReBirth, Digital on Adobe Fresco and Adobe Illustrator
by @DeltaTangoMike 2022
Vinyl Print Installation for Reflections of Change Art installation at the Atlanta Beltline
REFLECTIONS OF CHANGE
curator: Courtney Brooks
installation: Reflections of Change
New City Properties
In the Aztec world, skeletal imagery was a symbol of fertility, health and abundance, alluding to the close symbolic links between life and death
Mictēcacihuātl - Left
Lady of the Dead
Mictēcacihuātl, (meaning "Lady of the Dead"), in Aztec mythology, is a death deity and consort of Mictlāntēuctli, god of the dead and ruler of Mictlān, the lowest level of the underworld.
As Queen of Mictlan (the underworld), the goddess Mictēcacihuātl rules over the spirits of the afterlife with her husband, Mictlantecuhtli.
The Aztecs recognised death as a natural part of the circle of life. Instead of insulting the dead with mourning or sadness, the lives of the deceased are honoured. This tradition is still continued today in the festival now known as Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which highlights the very different attitude Mexicans have towards death. It becomes colourful and joyful – a grand celebration of life.
Coyolxāuhqui - Right
Moon Goddess, Headress with Stars (brothers) in her hair
Coyolxāuhqui, "Painted with Bells") is a daughter of the priestess Cōātlīcue ("Serpent Skirt"). She was the leader of her brothers, the Centzon Huitznahuas ("Four Hundred Huiztnaua"). She led her brothers in an attack against their mother, Cōātlīcue, when they learned she was pregnant, convinced she dishonored them all. The attack is thwarted by Coyolxāuhqui's other brother, Huitzilopochtli, the national deity of the Mexicas.
Huitzilopochtli tossed Coyolxauhqui's head into the sky where it became the Moon, so that his mother would be comforted in seeing her daughter in the sky every night, and that her scattered brothers became the Southern Star deities
The Xiuhcoatl - Background Above
Fire Serpent represents blue sky vault
Noses bend backwards and decorated with star symbols
Sun God Tonatiuh - Head
Tonatiuh "Movement of the Sun" was an Aztec sun deity of the daytime sky and ruled the cardinal direction of east. According to Aztec Mythology, Tonatiuh was known as "The Fifth Sun" and was given a calendar name of naui olin, which means "4 Movement".
Aztec God Quetzalcoatl - Background Below
Quetzalcoatl was related to gods of the wind, of the planet Venus, of the dawn, of merchants and of arts, crafts and knowledge. He was also the patron god of the Aztec priesthood, of learning and knowledge.
Nahui Ollin - Center
Nahui Ollin has been described as the fifth sun over our current world.
Nahui Ollin has been described as "the sun (Tōnatiuh) in its four movements. "When the fourth sun ended, Nahui Ollin emerged "from the remnant matter of an earlier age of humanity."
Multidisciplinary Vector Artist @DeltaTangoMike illustrates a mural inspired by Aztec Gods and Goddesses in #AdobeIllustrator and #AdobeFresco!
Guest Daniel Flores (DTM, DaCreativeGenius) is a multidisciplinary vector artist working on character art for games, comics, animation and NFTs, DTM is born and raised in East LA now based in Atlanta, GA.
Host Sam Peterson is a concept artist and Adobe Live moderator based in Los Angeles: https://www.behance.net/sampetersonart
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