Archaeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsula cashed in as tourists flocked to popular mesoamerican sites such as Chichen Itza. All of those preppers will have to save all of their stuff in their bunkers for the next Apocalypse warning. I even had a Tinfoil Hat party Friday evening, 12-21-12. Our hats must have protected us somehow. Even the cat had a hat. (She didn't wear it long though).
|Lula, calm and protected from cosmic rays|
|I'm even wearing my new |
"Friendly Aliens" t-shirt!
So here they are, with much fanfare, the last image in the Esoterica II: Apocalypse 2012 series!
Fig. 21, The Dark Rift.
|"Fig. 21, The Dark Rift, Light into Darkness"; |
solarplate etching, 8"x10". Created 12-20-2012.
|"Fig. 21, The Dark Rift, The Light of Creation"; |
monoprint with solarplate etching, 8"x10". Created 12-20-2012.
Of course, that didn't happen.
The image in the print directly references the origin of their creation myth as well as the Mayan calendar round. The two I-Ching hexagrams mean "ascending" and "light into darkness". The uroboros is of course an image used in many cultures and usually symbolizes the never ending cycles of nature, eternity, the universe, etc. The divided dark/light is intentional. In destruction, there is creation; even in darkness, there is always a pinpoint of light. Kind of like yin-yang.
When I am back in the studio next week, I will post a few more images of Fig. 21 and then start on some brand-new prints.
In the meantime, have yourself a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!