Puno de Tierra

Puno de Tierra


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Thu, 07/28/2022 – 16:05

The underside of this West Mexican vessel reveals the fanged jaws of a personified sacred cave. This supernatural scene is part of a story of creation that unfolds across the surface, depicting the epic origins of a Mesoamerican birth and water ritual. Artists across many cultures have harnessed the sculptural features of three-dimensional ceramics to tell essential stories. Gerardo Monterrubio covers his robust porcelains with muralistic renderings, using the curves, crevices, and cracks to transition between dream-like scenes. Puno de Tierra weaves together his experiences grieving the deaths of his Zapotec grandmother and his dog Happy with other explorations of death and mourning.

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