Coatlicue Final lowres

Mother (Coatlicue)
Based on a Precolumbian central Mexican creation story
16″ x 22″
ink, watercolor, gouache, assemblage on illustration board and paper

The final version of this piece was multi-layered, with the figure of Coatlicue suspended above the background with her necklace and the infant and corpse figures as additional, separate pieces.

Coatlicue Background lowresThe background is a fully painted bird carcass. The figure is suspended 3/8 of an inch from the bird.