Nopales interconnecting cultures

The nopal, also known as Prickly Pear in English or Opuntia in Latin, has always had a special meaning for me. It is one of my favorite plants and themes, as this plant originates from Mexico, my native country, where it is a plant of great importance in ancient and daily life; in architecture, gastronomy, literature, … Continue reading Nopales interconnecting cultures

Nopal leaf No. 3 at Kunstverein, Munich, Germany

I created Nopal leaf No. 3 some time ago for a private collection. However, with the initiative of Darius Mikšys, contemporary artist, it is now part of the ongoing exhibition Hayward and Tamayo. The exhibition includes works by the Hayward Gallery in London and the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City. The private collector agreed to lending … Continue reading Nopal leaf No. 3 at Kunstverein, Munich, Germany

Nopal leaf abstract

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 … Continue reading Nopal leaf abstract