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.
Mictlantecuhtli is the patron of the tenth week — the trecena starting 1 Tecpatl (1 Flint) — accompanied by the Sun god Tonatiuh, Mictlantecuhtli is patron of the day Itzcuintli (Dog). The day Tecpatl (Flint) is governed by Chalchihuihtotolin, the Jewelled Foul. Mictlantecuhtli is also the fifth night deity and provides the Ihiyhotl (Aira Soul) to those born on that day. Mictlantecuhtli is the Aztec god of death, along side his wife Mictecacihuatl they ruled over Mictlan, the place of the dead.
For more information on this series of prints visit www.mcgh.info/calendar