Moira Garcia (Santa Fe, NM)

Yao Xochitl 2020

Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, 2020

The artist wrote: “The painting is based on the Mexica concept of Yao Xochitl (flower war) and the new Mexica year of Tecpatl (flint/obsidian knife) which began in March 2020. Tecpatl is the double-edged sword that brings death or truth, depending on how it is used. Yao Xochitl is the concept that beauty and truth can coexist with war and struggle. How are you flowering during this time of struggle?”

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