Artist/Maker: Menchaca Studio (since 2010)
Object/Materials and Techniques: NFL Replica Helmet / Fiberglass Sculpture decorated with Fine Colourful Crystals Beads
Date: Created in 2019
Dimensions: H. 28 cm. x W. 23 cm. x L. 34 cm. / Weight 2.5 kg.
Art style: Sculpture / Huichol Art / Modern Folk Art
Elaboration time: 3 months
Current Location: Artist’s collection in Mexico City
Curator’s note: Unanticipated and eye-catching, the Swarovski Football Helmet of Menchaca Studio collection conveys modern refinement, lavish raw material and a seductive sculpted form of impeccable quality.
In the same way to the entirety of Menchaca Studio’s total output, so too the Football Helmet piece is conceived and handcrafted by a selected group of artisans, members of the pre-conquest community of native Huichol Indians of the mountains and canyons of Mexico whose culture has survived through thousands of years.
Capitalizing on the painstaking bead by bead embedding and the powerful symbolism of imagery, two of the most important components of Huichol Art, the Football Helmet of Menchaca Studio acts as a homage to the distinctiveness of the artistry and hand-craftmanship of Huicholes. Through its vibrant colourful fine crystal beads and intricate pattern details that form a luxurious attractive mosaic, it leaves and indelible mark upon the viewer contacting inventively ancient art expertise and modern aesthetics.
Over the last years, steadily penetrating the realm of popular culture, the creations of Menchaca Studio have succeeded in taking Huichol art out of its original context onto appearing in the form of modern and fashionable objects. Along with a designated group of Huichol artisans, they launched an exclusive collection of special edition products and fashion superior pieces, as the present Football helmet, entirely adorned via the techniques and metaphors of the millenary Huichol art, further adopting new materials like fine crystals of high quality.
In that respect, the Huichol Football Helmet, baring the signature of Menchaca Studio, plus being a genuine piece of art of the Mexican Huichol tribe, succeeds in both highlighting the exquisiteness of the natural artistry of Huichol Art, and synchronously showcasing a bold neo-Mexican appeal that turn itself into an upper-class statement collectable.
Due to this distinctive opulent blend of ancient art practices with modern aesthetics and interpretation, the present exceptional object of desire can turn any venue, where placed or exhibited, into an audacious display.
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- Most of these Indian Art Pieces are exclusive and one-of-a-kind, made once in a lifetime, so if you desire to acquire the one displayed, do not hesitate to do it!
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In this case, |’n Art| aims to provide a constant source of income to artisans in order to promote economic development in different Mexican regions and encourage the survival of this ancient sacred culture.
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