The Nopal leaf is an abstract sculpture, each side with a different color scheme. The two “tunas” – or prickly pears – are made out of clay, covered with crystal beads and a crystal bead flower. The flowers are Wixáritari beadwork.
The natural shape of the Nopal leaf is painted in colorful, abstract forms as a kaleidoscopic metaphor representing the diversity of the vast number of ancient and modern cultures that inhabit Mexico today, as well as their world visions.
Davit Nava, Nopal leaf, No.1, 2015, painted iron stand, post-use plastic bags, used clothing with white glue, acrylic on clay, crystal beads, 7.8 x 7.8 x 20.8 in / 20 x 20 x 53 cm. Nopal leaf belongs to a private collector.
All photos by: Pamela Daryl Hernández Magaña.