aztec gods

I have drawn studies of various Aztec deities. I find these gods fascinating because they encompass benign, life-sustaining powers as well as forces of death and obliteration. I have represented life and death in the forms of black and white running horses which accompany the gods. In the Aztec world, the gods required human sacrifice to mollify their destructive desires.

I see the gods as metaphors for environmental forces that dominate the human world. If humanity does not respect the natural environment, if mankind uses nature unkindly, she will reciprocate, bringing tragic consequences. Human beings will suffer horribly at the hands of nature.

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  • MK 0001 01 Goddessofwomen.jpg
  • MK 0002 02 Ossuarywithflowers.jpg
  • MK 0003 03 EHECATL.jpg
  • MK 0004 04 TLAOC Godofrain.jpg
  • MK 0005 06 Godofrainfertility.jpg
  • MK 0006 07headofgoddess.jpg
  • MK 0007 08sacrificialalter.jpg
  • MK 0008 09alterinthesky.jpg
  • MK 0009 10goddessofwomenchildbirth.jpg
  • MK 0010 11godofrainandfertility.jpg
  • MK 0011 12godoftheseasons.jpg
  • MK 0012 13ossurary.jpg
  • MK 0000 005godoftheseasons.jpg
  • MK 0001 01 Goddessofwomen.jpg
  • MK 0002 02 Ossuarywithflowers.jpg
  • MK 0003 03 EHECATL.jpg
  • MK 0004 04 TLAOC Godofrain.jpg
  • MK 0005 06 Godofrainfertility.jpg
  • MK 0006 07headofgoddess.jpg
  • MK 0007 08sacrificialalter.jpg
  • MK 0008 09alterinthesky.jpg
  • MK 0009 10goddessofwomenchildbirth.jpg
  • MK 0010 11godofrainandfertility.jpg
  • MK 0011 12godoftheseasons.jpg
  • MK 0012 13ossurary.jpg