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.
Tlazolteotl is patron of the thirteenth week — the trecena starting 1 Ollin (1 Quake) — accompanied by Ixcuina and Tezcatlipoca or Ucatli, Tlazolteotl is the patron of the day Ocelotl (Jaguar). The day Ollin (Quake) is governed by Xolotl, the monster god. Tlazolteotl is also provides the Ihyotl (Aura soul) as the seventh night god and is patron deity of the number 5, Mahcuilli.
Tlazolteotl is the central Mexican goddess of purification, but is also identified with filth. In Nahuatl the term tlazolli can refer to both vices and diseases. As the goddess of filth Tlazolteotl was a goddess of purification and curing, particularly of decease caused by sexual misdeeds or excesses.
For more information on this series of prints visit www.mcgh.info/calendar