Tatéi Yurienaka, Our Mother Fertile Earth

Tatéi Yurienaka, Our Mother Fertile Earth, Lucía Lemus de la Cruz 1981

Mother Earth sees you with her nierika, an instrument of insight that serves as a mirror and shield, represented here in its totality. The nierika is also an offering made with yarn, beads, coins and other materials. The rays symbolize the words of our mother that, according to the artist, "speaks to you, but you caqnnot understand". The lightning, mimierika, are the words of the earth.

Xitaima - Lucía Lemus de la Cruz

Create Date: 
1981
Location: 
Object Medium: 
Materials & Techniques: 
Yarn pressed into beeswax spread on plywood.
Dimensions: 
Width
0.70m.
Height
0.70m.
Depth
0.06m.