Saturday, February 16, 2008

Dream


On his deathbed Xiuhtecuhtil imagined the end of the
world.  Only 512 years in the future. 

5 comments:

Trée said...

The sun setting on one world while the sun arises in another as seen in mind through time. Your images are like onions. I like onions, just to be clear. :-)

Bill Evertson said...

As are yours my friend.

laura said...

Tree's comment is perfect, lovely. The grimace on the death mask (?) is so ...familiar. At first it frightened me, but taking a second look, I feel compassion for it.

Bill Evertson said...

laura - your observation is a perfect thing to contemplate. The Mayan rulers were ruthless- warfare was their purpose in life. Artists and artisans were spoils of war. A life of slavery, yet you continue your craft. Much to consider.

laura said...

I hadn't thought/known about the artisans being spoils of war! How much their creations say about the necessities and compulsions of being human. Perhaps though they were compelled to produce, these slave artisans were able to find integrity in their art-making. It would be a comfort to think so, even to a cynic like me!