Surprisingly, across cultures and times, god-like personalities can be matched.
Diosas tejiendo: la historia del universo
Acrylic on canvas, 18x24in, 1996. Private collection.
Ixchel, goddess of the moon (love, medicine, pregnancy and weaving) weaves The Universe -pattern where the individual is in perfect harmony with the cosmos. Xochiquetzal, goddess of love, beauty, fertility, and protector of weavers, watches over her.
Goddess of birthing, mother and father of all terrestrial gods, symbol of duality found in life and death. Associated with fertility and rain in Purepecha mythology. Here depicted as Demeter, goddess of harvest in Greek mythology, flanked by corn.
Goddess of love, beauty, flowers and fertility. Associated with the arts, protects and inspires creativity, particularly of weavers and painters. Mexican mythology, counterpart of Aphrodite in Greek mythology.
Annunciation: no morira la flor de la palabra
The Annunciation has been depicted across time to represent an important message being given by angel Gabriel to Mary. Following the tradition, attributes are included to represent purity (white gladiolas) and the holy spirit (conch shell), though here the message transferred is placed within a human rights context (Cuarta Declaracion de la Selva Lacandona).