Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Aztec Circle of Life Mask..."

...made for the second card in a custom 2:2 ATC trade
with Elina in Finland.
This mask depicts the Aztec view
of the three phases of life...
Youth and learning is in the center...
next,
Old age and wisdom is split to either side...
and the final outer split shell is
Death
and the life beyond.

"Man is least himself
when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask,
and he will tell you the truth."
~Oscar Wilde

11 comments:

marianne said...

Wow something completely different but ever so beautiful as all you do!
Interesting.
Followed the link and elina's work is wonderful as well. It will be a nice swap!!

Have a nice day Margaret♥

stART said...

This is a really lovely work of art. I admire how you don't "settle" for your design purpose when working on such a small canvas - awesome stuff!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

So different Margaret to see heads instead of organic shapes. Very clever.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What an interesting interpretation. I have never heard of this before. Beautifully illustrated.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Just watched Apocalypto! I love the history of these countries! And your art!;) jgl:)

Teri C said...

So unique and different as only you can do.

studio lolo said...

oh, so rich in beauty and history!
You always give so much in such a small piece of art.

I wasn't able to see her art. Someone else's art came up and I wasn't allowed to search her name.

At least I enjoyed yours!♥

Serena said...

I LOVE your depiction of this piece of Aztec history, Margaret! Well done!

Caroline said...

This is lovely - very striking! I also tried to see her work but couldn't :(

Biffybeans said...

This is the image on the individual Immunity Necklace on this season's "Survivor"

soulbrush said...

Hiya I am back in bloggyland, and am here for a visit. So nice to be back, and of course to see your wonderful art- thisone is no exception. Hugs to you.