archeological sites in Mexico, archetypal symbols, Mitla, monotype prints, Oaxaca Valley, Zapotec culture
Mitla, an archelogical site in the Oaxaca Valley, inspired me with its running spirals, zig-zags and chevrons created with stone mosaics throughout the site. These intricate, geometrically designed patterns are what sets it apart from other pyramids in Mexico. Walking among these temples was a spiritual journey in itself, visioning what rites and rituals occurred within these ancient walls. One named, House of the Vital Force, really piqued my imagination. Mitla was a major Zapotec religious center that reached its zenith between 750 and 1521 and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Here are a few artworks created in the studio after visiting this site. I’m always trying to capture the mystery, the essence of a sacred space, rather than illustrate the site.
Linda Goodwin said:
I’ve visited Oaxaca and Mitla. captivating. And I, of course, love your prints.
I’d love to meet you in Mexico one of these days….
Very cool….thank you for sharing….
S. A. Smith, Author said:
I love Oaxaca and visited Mitla. Stunning artwork. Thanks for sharing
Thank you! And thanks for visiting my blog….
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