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Deer Head -Kauyumarie

Art Director:

Arte Marakame

Year:

2022

Dimensions: 

164 x 116 x 84 cm. / 64.56 in x 45.66 in x 33.07 in

Technique:

11/0 glass bead pressed with special epoxy glue on copal wood carving.

The encounter of two cultures merges in with these pieces that combine the creativity from the hands of artists that come from different states of Mexico: Oaxaca and Jalisco.

Marakame and Amigos innovate and integrate the skills of the Zapotec artists, fusing the pieces achieved by them with the visual and manual dexterity of the Wixárika by gluing tiny beads one by one, from 20 thousand to more than 500 thousand, during periods ranging from between 15 and 300 days.

Nugget - Alebrije

Art Director:

Arte Marakame

Year:

2022

Dimensions: 

53 x 69 x 51.5 cm. / 20.86 in x 27.16 in x 20.27 in

Technique:

Hand painted on cedar wood carving.

Carving:

25 Days

Drying:

12 Months

Painted:

12 Months

Nugget is a mixture of a jaguar, an eagle, a ram, and an iguana. 

This piece is hand-painted on the wood carving of the copal tree (Bursera, spp), which grows around the communities of San Martín Tilcajete and San Antonio Arrazola, towns in the Zapotec region of the State of Oaxaca in southern Mexico.

For generations, the inhabitants in these areas have developed the artisan work of pieces with this wood. The manufacture of each work can take up to 15 months (depending on its dimensions and details) from start to finish, using simple tools such as machetes, gouges, and knives for finishing; being the drying of the wood the step that makes the whole process more patient and detailed. Later comes the implicit symbolic detail of the old Zapotec worldview that narrates about iconic animals representing their culture, raising the elements that sustain life.

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