Yarn Painting on Bull Skull- Depicting Peyote Corn and Blue Deer
Maximino Hernández de la Cruz
Ht.22" x W. 17.5" x D. 11"
The Huichol indigenous group remains one of the most intact primitive cultures in the Western Hemisphere. Their art, which began centuries ago, was originally tributes to the gods and now has become spectacular art, all derived from peyote visions, dreams, and ancient spiritual and mythological traditions. To create this powerful work, artist Maximino Hernández de la Cruz, pressed one strand of yarn at a time onto a real bull skull that he had first covered with a mixture of beeswax and resin.