The Nopal leaf abstract No. 2 with its contrasting sides is an invitation to reflect on order and control versus chaos as well as a representation of the vast number of cultures that inhabit Mexico today.
One side 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. The other side is painted in gold with black color melting from top to bottom, representing a more sober color contrast than the previous side.
The reason for the contrasting sides is to visualize order versus chaos. The abstract, kaleidoscopic side, with its straight lines, represent control and order. The other side, with its melting black lines represent fluency and chaos.
The ten “tunas” – or prickly pears – are made out of clay, covered with crystal and silver (.925) beads.
Davit Nava, Nopal leaf, No.2, 2016, painted iron stand, post-use plastic bags, used clothing with white glue, acrylic on clay, crystal and silver (.925) beads, 7.8 x 15.7 x 21.6 in / 20 x 40 x 55 cm. Nopal leaf No.2 belongs to a private collector.