2015 Mayan Headdress
A collaborating with the super talented Tracy Widdess of Brutal Knitting and Julio Gonzalez to create a Mayan inspired headdress.
The headdress is that of a scribe. The Maya believed Itzamna, a celestial serpent and patron of writing, invented writing. Itzamna taught writing to a rabbit who in turn taught it to monkey men and the old god, Pawatun, and they in turn taught writing to humans.
The scribes headdress served many purposes such as, carrying the tools of their trade, food and adornment made from native plants and wild life.
Portrait of figure in a neo-mayan style 2' x 3' x 1 1/2'
Acrylic on canvas
Happy New Year!
Here is a look at two of the new mayan inspired pieces that will be available later this year.
This 1st one explores architectural themes and a recurring motif while using a limited color palette
The 2nd one I call Mayadonna. It’s based on a sketch I did after returning from a trip to Mexico. It incorporates what I feel are some of the major visual elements in mayan art on which I have put my own touch.
I plan to make prints available later this year.
Feel free to check out what’s available now>PRINTS
Society6.com is carrying select art work as prints and other products.
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Time to regroup
I recently went to the Austin City Music festival which I booked very early this year. I almost forgot about it due to my hectic schedule work schedule. Getting to see Outkast and taking a break made me realize I need to take some time to relax and start planning for the upcoming year. Here’s a recap of what I’ve been up to and what’s in the works.
I was part of the the RAW showcase held September 25, 2014 at Terminal West in Atlanta GA
I recently created a new series of fish on masonite boards. These fish are unique in that they were not commissioned and thus nameless. I decided to post the fish sketches on my social media asking for names on a first come first served basis. The person who provided a name would also receive a signed print of the fish they named. You can find the sketches here: http://instagram.com/gonza_art
Soon after completing the series a mural opportunity I’d been working on for a year and a half came up. They wanted an underwater themed mural and I thought “I have just the thing”.
Below you’ll see the finished fish and the mural they helped inspire.
The fish series will also be made available at the RAW Showcase in Atlanta GA Thursday, September 25th. For more info pls check out: https://www.facebook.com/RawArtistsAtlanta
So I’ve been a bit of a hermit
Things have been interesting but busy.
Currently working on a series of 4 fish that will be used on a mural in sunny San Diego
I was working on new series of fish when a logistical sea opened up for the piece. The owner of the wall loves the water and sea life. I thought it had to be fate.
I usually name the fish after whoever commissions it but don’t have that this time so going to put the sketches out on social media to be named. 1st “name” reply gets a signed print of the fish they named.