ICHIRO “Sacred Beings” by Marianela Fuentes, Sarahi Carrillo and Arturo Gonzales
"A replica of the Velafrons Coahuilensis and a head of a T. Rex covered in multi-colored beads in the style of the Huichol Indian.
These visions represent the flow of energy that exists within the human body and the universe. The dinosaur is illuminated from all sides to be visible at night. Ichiro is a very emotional altar of ancient times upon which there will be an original ritual every day at sunset, aiming at connecting with our ancestors and our inner selves.
The Huichols (a.k.a. Wixárikas) mainly believe in four deities: corn, eagles, deer, and peyote, all of them descendants of the sun, or “tau.” Annually, they make a pilgrimage to their sacred place where they have a ceremonial center in the Cerro del Quemado, very close to Real de Catorce in San Luis Potosí. Then they perform religious rituals and talk to the divinity. They have their own very different worldview, as well as ancestral wisdom that is still passed on from generation to generation orally.
The Huichols travel through Mexican deserts to do this, and in the desert of Coahuila in 1995, the desert museum discovered, among many other asanas, the bones of Velafrons coahuilensis. And so, connecting points, we knew that by giving life to the replica of that dinosaur, covering it with the art of a magical and ancestral culture such as the Huichols, and accompanying the powerful T. rex, we could generate an installation that transcended the limits of only aesthetics and beauty. Designing a base and structure that emanates the portal from which the past awakens, we would generate a lot of value for those around this piece." #dailyart #arts_help #art_daily #arts_gallery #artselect #visualart #art_spotlight #worldofartists #art_spotlight #art #creativegrammer #burningmanart #ichiro