Spiritlandia Calavera Painting Project
Nacimiento Leve / Mild Birth
Acrylic and Spray Paint
Link to the Calevera Project
The skull’s title is: Nacimiento Leve, which is Spanish for “Mild Birth”. This pieceemphasizes the birth of life and the struggles encountered. On one of the temples, a snake is portrayed as a symbol of sin, evil, and retroceding in life. In the opposite temple, the eagle symbolizes moving forward with a positive determination. This also represents the Aztec story ofthe eagle devouring the snake (where the Aztecs built their home: Tenochtitlan.) On the back, each wrestler is connected to these animals, representing the fight for existence and abundance of life. Both are facing the seed that transmits a middle-ground between forces and the sprout of a new era.
The roses in the eye sockets are a metaphor of death judging all our immoral decisions & actions. The red rose represents love and caring for another human being. In contrast, the purple rose signifies unempathetic decision-making and negativity. On the forehead, the corn symbolizes the harvest of a brighter future & opportunities. Overall, the skull is full of vibrant colors on which the living enjoys a harmonious life and celebrates the lives of the dead on their new journey.
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Represented by monumental skulls, traditional and modern art come together in the hands of emerging and established artists of great recognition. These artists honor the victims of COVID-19 as well as other causes near and dear to their hearts.