Artist/Maker: MENCHACA STUDIO (since 2010)
Object/Materials and Techniques: Fiberglass Sculpture decorated with Fine Crystals Beads
Date: Created in 2019
Dimensions: H. 110 cm. x W. 74 cm. x L. 132 cm. / Weight 55 kg.
Art style: Sculpture / Huichol Art
Elaboration time: 1 year
Current Location: Artist’s collection in Mexico City
Curator’s note: ‘Transcend yourself into the soulful Huichol world of Menchaca Studio.’
Praised for the opulent blend of the ancient Mexican spirit with the contemporary vision, Menchaca Studio consciously chooses to put in the spotlight the elephant; one of the most gentle and wise spirit animals which, since ancient times, holds powerful symbolic representation.
Like the Goddess, elephant exemplifies strong focus on one of the most prized possessions, the family, embracing past and future generations. Throughout centuries, the elephant is associated with the protection of the young and weak of any community or tribe. It is being traditionally considered as defender of the wonderful extended family unit, including those not bound by blood, issuing a challenge upon how powerful love and loyalty turn out to be when shared.
Indisputably, elephant’s hymn could well be ‘family comes first’.
Hence, this particular timeless link with family, plus the connection with fertility, inner wisdom, protection and good fortune, in accordance with its astounding physical characteristics and kind character, all contribute to the elephant becoming potent animal totem. It represents intensive vigour and force, and when seen in nature gives rise to feelings of astonishment and admiration.
Respectively, the present elephant sculpture of Menchaca Studio collection carries a special sense of sacred charisma, divinity and ancient knowledge, and is named Family Dream after that very intimate connection of the animal with the precious asset of family.
In the same way to the entirety of Menchaca Studio’s total output, so too the fiberglass elephant sculpture is conceived and handcrafted in collaboration with a 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 bead by bead embedding and the powerful motifs of imagery, this authentic Huichol elephant sculpture, combines fine crystal beads and intricate pattern details to form an attractive mosaic that interweaves with the ancient symbology of the Huichol art.
As a genuine artwork of the Mexican millenary Huichol tribe, Family Dream 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.
Distinctive with a modernist take, it contracts magnificently timeless cultural meanings and traditions, while effortlessly revealing a whole new remarkable world of modern folk classiness.
So dominant in shape and size, and deceptively astonishing in form, the Huichol elephant sculpture from Menchaca Studio collection looks like a marvel to behold in nature. The graceful outlines of the elephant’s corpus accurately display the dynamic shape of this cosmic creature, while also its appearance with the tank raised is thought to reflect its positive energy. Any venue where placed or exhibited, is said that automatically attracts its good fortune out of the trunk as the elephant showers its good vibes into all surrounding beings and spaces.
Ancient art practices & modern aesthetics ➞ all in one-of-a-kind iconic art piece of desire.
Delight your eyes as much as your mind, and capture the true spirit of Huichol art through the encounter with this exclusive Mexican treasure, as masterfully delivered by Huicholes, and currently trending on |’n Art| platform.
Could you use a bit of elevated elephant presence in your life that holds that sacrosanct role energetically?
Going along with the elephant in waking life can help you to contact your inner wisdom, possess your own power, and successfully deal with anything that might stands in your way through a powerful effect of potency and capability that most likely you didn’t even apprehend that you got.
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