Yarn Painting Large sun/peyote in center
Gonzalo Hernández Carrillo
24" x 24"
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.
Gonzalo Carrillo Hernández is one of the most talented artists working today. The artist presses one strand of yarn at a time onto a board covered with a mixture of beeswax and resin.
The artist’s explanation on the back of this painting reads, “Peyote is a magic mirror that filters thoughts of human beings. The magic mirror finds spiritual sovereignty. The doves find the symbol of corn, called “totei niwetskia.” The water spilling from the peyote/sun is a creation/fertility symbol.