“Nature’s Cycle evokes life and death through a series of experimental pieces created under different artistic disciplines: freehand illustration with micropigment ink, embroidery and free-style clay modeling.
The illustrations were made on cane fiber paper and Mayan akum fiber (white jonote bark) from La Selva Lacandona.
These were embroidered with ixtle and woven shedded feathers. The clay pieces were created with traditional clay from Amatenango del Valle and finished with natural mineral pigments, before the artisanal burning process”.
Dentro de la Jaula, collaboration with Taller 67 – Margarita Cantù, 2021.
Ink pen on Amate paper, 150 x 180 cm. Commissioned piece for the hotel Sombra del Agua in San Cristobal de Las Casas (Chiapas, Mexico).
Photo credit : Allison Taylor.
Photo credit : Margarita Cantù.
“Luxurious, fascinating but also mysterious, sometimes dangerous, nature is the cradle of ancient civilizations. Over the millennia, we have maintained a real bond with her that has been fueled in particular by mythology and rituals.
Between ocean and mountains, jungle and pine forests, Chiapas is one of those places where the connection between nature and humans has survived.
In front of her, we are seized with an inexplicable and familiar force at the same time, which touches the passing traveler as much as the local resident.
This strength is this impulse of life that we find it difficult to find in our society today. It is nature that manifests itself, in its greatest majesty and humility, to remind us of how vital it has been, is and always will be to us.
Within this invisible envelope, this protective cage, flora and fauna cooperate to nourish body and soul. This heart, these lungs, those are mine, those are yours.
We just have to listen to the beats, feel the liquid flowing through our veins, to remind ourselves that nature is everywhere, and that it is nature that keeps us alive”.
Designed in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, this special edition includes 3 chocolate bars : Moka, Fresa & Pataxte and Cereza de Café.
Photo credit : Muhk Studio.
“The illustrations of the flavors highlight the environment of cocoa and coffee, among the representation of specific flora and fauna from the region.
The original illustrations were made with micro pens on paper and the editing was done by the graphic designer Mau Jiménez”.