Chalchihuite, Tribute to Tlaloc. 2017. New Wall in #Guadalajara for Letrástica Festival. The celebration of type design, calligraphy and lettering in México.
This mural is a tribute to ancient wisdom, indigenous cosmogony and ancient thinking and refers directly to the prehispanic rain god Tlaloc, represented by those two great circles made using calligraphy and the geometric elements that accompany them.
For me there is a very strong relationship in the representation of the circle in multiple ancient cultures, he began performing these circular representations when he was a child studying Aikido and discovered in a book about Zen Buddhism, the practice of Ensō (円相), a way to cleansing the mind to prepare it for creation, is a hand-drawn circle made in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes with a Japanese brush, is one of the most typical subjects of Japanese calligraphy. In both pre-hispanic and Japanese culture the circle symbolizes the universe and the void, zero, flow and constant energy.
Thanks to Rodrigo Courtney, director of La Musa Fea for produce this amazing video and to Ugly Food House - Arte & Diseño for all support !!
Also thanks to Gen Ramírez for the cute collaboration in this wall and to all people who participated and helping to complete this mission:
Gen Ramírez - @genramirez
Ulices Ortíz - @hulices.oc
Pastillaz Martínez - @pastillaz
Chuy Frelaxs - @frelaxs
Iordan Montes - @iemns
Jorge Venegas - @jorge816613
Alan Okeda - @okedart
Nayib Tacuri - @nayibtacuri
Francisco Ramírez - @paco_ramirezlara
Gahdiel Andrade -
Adriana Arroyo - @adrianna_arroyo
Alexis Q - @alexis.qrear
Pilar Morones - @pilarmorones