Friday, March 27, 2009

Amnesia#1 Cronica Mexicayotl

The Coat of Arms of Mexico has been an important symbol of Mexican politics and culture for centuries. It was originally seen designed on the Cronica Mexicayotl as more of a "ying yang" or "burning water" symbol, but Spanish invaders tweaked the design to fit European Heraldic christian elements, which is seen on the mexican flag. This design is a return to the original version with the feathered serpent god Quetzalcōhuātl, creator of humanity. The eagle was a representation of the sun god Huitzilopochtli. The Cronica Mexicayotl is a chronicle of the Aztec empire that was written in the Nahuatl language (which ive written in the Nahuatl language on the scroll).


Chad said...

Your artwork is amazing! With your permission I would like to get this eagle tattooed on my right shoulder. It will be part of a memorial tattoo for my grandfather who recently passed away. He had an eagle tattooed on his arm from WWII so I would use the eagle and a similar banner as you have illustrated with the name "Bumpa"on it (the name he was affectionately called by his grandchildren.) Thanks for your consideration!

© SARRIS 2008 said...

Hey Chad, no problem, be sure to send me a photo when its done.