Artist/Maker: MENCHACA STUDIO (since 2010)
Object/Materials and Techniques: Fiberglass Sculpture decorated with Fine Crystals Beads / Bronze Horns and Hoofs with a 14 karat Gold Bath.
Date: Created in 2019
Dimensions: H. 30 cm. x W. 23.5 cm. x L. 49 cm. / Weight 8 kg.
Art style: Sculpture / Huichol Art / Modern Folk Art
Elaboration time: 5 months
Current Location: Artist’s collection in Mexico City
Curator’s note: ‘Transcend yourself into the mystic world of Menchaca Studio and the traditional stories of the Huichol culture.’
Praised for the opulent blend of the ancient Mexican spirit with the contemporary vision, Menchaca Studio consciously chooses to put in the spotlight the forceful bull which, since ancient times, holds powerful symbolic representation.
Bulls epitomize masculinity in the animal kingdom, and give rise to feelings of astonishment when seen in nature because of their dominating features. Their elegant physical characteristics along with their bold character, and their timeless link with strength and power in both their physical and spiritual presence, all contribute to their potent symbolism, nearly equal to a king, across many cultures, warranting praise and worship.
Within this framework, the bull figurine sculpture of the Menchaca Studio collection, entitled Elegance And Bravery, sets the grace standard. Thoughtfully designed, it carries a special sense of sacred character and physical vigor.
In the same way to the entirety of Menchaca Studio’s total output, so too the fiberglass bull sculpture is conceived and handcrafted in collaboration with a special selected group of artisans, members of the pre-conquest community of native Huichol Indians of Mexico’s remote Sierra Madre Occidental region whose culture has survived through thousands of years.
Capitalizing on the traditional technique of Huichol Art that draws upon both the carefully bead by bead embedding by hand and the powerful motifs of imagery, the authentic Huichol bull sculpture poignantly and beautifully exemplifies traditional beadwork. It combines fine crystal with intricate pattern details to form an attractive mosaic that interweaves with the ancient symbology of the millenary Huichol art and its shamanistic traditions.
Thus, as a genuine artwork of the Mexican Huichol tribe, Elegance And Bravery emerges from within achieving a strong bond between the reality and the divine. By means of a process in which it communicates with the ‘spiritual world’ of Huicholes, it powerfully incorporates their immortal culture, belief and profound knowledge with regards to nature, history, religion and cosmology.
The Menchaca Studio Huichol bull, along through its bronze horns and hoofs with a 14 karat gold bath, carries such a compensating largeness of effect that inevitably thrusts itself into attention magnetizing the viewer at once. Despite its small size, the animal statuette, so dominant in shape and deceptively astounding in form, looks like a marvel to behold in the natural world. On one hand, the elegant outlines of the corpus accurately display its dynamic silhouette plus give the impression of potential movement. On the other, its appearance reflects a sense of welcome vigor and the intensity in its brave action.
Distinctive with a modernist take, Menchaca Studio Huichol Elegance And Bravery oeuvre succeeds in contracting timeless cultural traditions whilst effortlessly revealing a whole new remarkable world of modern folk classiness. It surely is the team work of Menchaca Studio creators and artisans which has given a highly contemporary interpretation to the long-established genre of Huichol art that ancient artistic practices and modern aesthetics, all masterfully come across in suchlike one-of-a-kind unparalleled piece of sculpture.
Discover on the |’n Art| gallery online platform the Arts and Culture of Mexico through the Menchaca Studio handmade authentic works, broadly acknowledged for their strong impact to the viewer as masterfully is delivered by Huichol people.
Place now into your space the statement fine crystal bull statue to signify strength, power and glory.
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