Our projects

Mazatl Azul 48"x48"
Acrylic Painting on Board, 2020

Mazatl Azul’s direct translation is Blue Deer in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs. The blue deer is important to Wixárika (Huichol) Indigenous communities of Central Mexico and those that use spiritual medicine. This piece also highlights the blue deer’s single antler made of a corn plant, as corn and deer are central staples of many Indigenous communities of Mexico. One can find ancestral reminders of the importance of these elements depicted in ancient murals and stone carvings.

Neon Coatl 34"x30.5"
Acrylic Painting on Canvas, 2022

Neon Coatl depicts a serpent head design inspired by images in Teotihuacan, Mexico. Its painted style gives it a neon aesthetic over a flat black background which brings the ancient image of the serpent to contemporary times, demonstrating that Indigenous peoples are not a relic of the past but present in today’s modern world. The contrast between flat and glossy paint also brings to life the neon effect within this important symbol, as neon signs are usually created to draw our attention.

Yei Elotl 23"x15"
Acrylic Painting on Amate Paper, 2021

Yei Elotl directly translates to 3 corns in the Nahuatl language of Mexico. The artist highlights the undeniable importance corn holds in many Indigenous communities across North and South America. Corn is also a part of the Maya creation story which shows how humans came to exist in their current form from corn. Using advanced genetic selection in cultivation, Indigenous people of Mexico modified Teocintle grass to create the first corn, which then led to the planting and harvesting of corn that then traveled across turtle island. This piece shows a few of the many varieties corn comes in today.

Coatl 32"x12" Acrylic painting on canvas, 2020

Coatl directly translates to Serpent in the Nahuatl language of the Aztec. In ancient Mexican culture, the serpent represents our connection to the Earth. The red background pays respect to murals found in the structures of Teotihuacan near Mexico City.

Xolotl 36"x12" Acrylic painting on canvas, 2021

Xolotl is a hairless dog that is important to Mexica culture as a guide into the underworld after death. The piece portrays the Xolotl exiting the darkness of the underworld to guide someone else on their journey. This is painted to appear as if stained glass to speak to the tumultuous relationship between the catholic church and Indigenous traditions.

Popoxcomitl 16"x48"
Acrylic Painting on Canvas, 2022

Popoxcomitl is the Nahuatl word for the vessel depicted in this piece. Vessels like this have been important to ceremonial life in Indigenous cultures across North and South America for millennia. The vessel contains hot coals that create smoke when herbs or resins are introduced, allowing for spaces to be cleansed and prayers to be heard. This piece is painted to appear as if it is stained glass which speaks to the tumultuous relationship between the catholic church and Indigenous traditions.

Lost Knowledge 48”x24”
Acrylic on Canvas, 2022

This piece depicts a stone serpent’s body covered in moss. The moss overgrowth conveys the passage of time and the power of nature to reclaim all that man creates. It covers the secrets of an ancient people and culture that may never be rediscovered. The knowledge lost.

Jade Huehueteotl 24"x30" Acrylic painting on canvas, 2021

Huehueteotl is the ancient fire god of Teotihuacan that predates the Aztec empire. With fire being a major element in indigenous culture, this character plays a significant role in Mexica culture. Jade is a sacred stone used by ancient Mexican tribes for their most precious artifact and it is used here in the same way: to shine light on Huehueteotl’s importance as the old fire god.