Totecatl Amatl – A Toltec Book in Three Parts
In my younger life, I fancied that I would be a composer. Taking classes on music and composition, I found that music inspired me to see images. While drawing all the time, it was music that often inspires the artwork that I create. This work is inspired by Philip Glass a long time favorite who has inspired many of my paintings. His work is in a minimalist category, but truly he stands alone.
Here the cover is green, a reference to mother earth, and then lined with amate fibers from Mexico. The case remains open to see the knots which tied the sections together.
In this work, the book is divided into three parts, the Corn Maiden, the Hiruki or Peyote Ceremony, and the Blue Deer or Abstract Flight.
Of course, one misses the experience of turning the pages and holding the work in the hands. The images folding one into the other as one wanders the book makes for an amazing journey.
As one wanders through this work, remember it is a reflection only of the sparks which are within.