Wood engraving on Awagami Okawara 51gsm paper, packaged and mounted size, 11x15 cm (A6), signed and dated edition of 13 in Plum Black.
Part of a series of 20 prints created for a residency project at Mutton Fist Press. A limited edition of 13 prints, 10 of which are available individually, the remaining 3 will be available as a part of a set of all 20 prints. If you are interested in the set of 20 prints please get in contact via the website link below.
This series of prints are based on stone carvings of the patron gods of the Aztec sacred calendar, the Tonalpohuallli. The calendar is 260 days long and is comprised of twenty 13-day periods known as trecena. Each trecena is governed by a particular deity which oversees the rituals and ceremonies of those 13 days. This series of prints is based on those trecena deities.
Patecatl patron of the eleventh week — the trecena starting 1 Ozomatli (1 Monkey) — accompanied by the eagle-jaguar warrior Cuauhtliocelotl, Patecatl is patron of the day Malinalli (Grass). The day Ozomatli (Monkey) is governed by Xochipillli, the Flower god. Patecatl is the lord of Medicine, a god of healing and fertility and also a pulque god. His companion is Mayahuel goddess of pulque. Together Patecatl and Mayahuel are the parents of the Centzon Totochtin (four hundred rabbits) the divine rabbit and gods of drunkenness.
For more information on this series of prints visit www.mcgh.info/calendar