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Aztec Spider (2017)


The cyclocosmia truncata, or trapdoor spider, can be found in the United States as well as Mexico. As its name suggests, it is characterized by an abdomen that looks truncated -- as if it part of it had been cut off. The cross-section featured on the abdomen has an appearance evocative of an ancient crest, and even looks like it could be used as a stylish stamp if ink were applied to it. In this piece, I replicated the ancient Aztec calendar stone (Mexica sun), so you can benefit from its wisdom anytime. Another thing to consider is that trapdoor spiders create burrows in the ground, where they live. The fifth sun of the calendar stone might also lie deep underground, since I noticed that the stone bears similarities to Tibetan mandala, which are said to represent the city of Shambhala (located within the underground world Agartha). In other words, it is my interpretation that the sun of the calendar stone points towards a “central sun”.

Mediums: uni-ball signo bit drawing pen, comic markers on paper

Dimensions: 10.5cm x 14.8cm

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