El Nahual, Jojutla (from the series 'Pesonajes de Morelos, Mexico') by Sergio Sanchez Santamaria

El Nahual, Jojutla (from the series Pesonajes de Morelos, Mexico) by Sergio Sanchez Santamaria

El Nahual, Jojutla (from the series 'Pesonajes de Morelos, Mexico')

Sergio Sanchez Santamaria

Title

El Nahual, Jojutla (from the series 'Pesonajes de Morelos, Mexico')

 
Artist
Year
2016  
Technique
linocut 
Image Size
11 3/4 x 8 9/16" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
11 of 15  
Annotations
pencil titled, and editioned below image 
Reference
 
Paper
white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Grafica Del Grabador Sergio Sanchez Santamaria. 
Inventory ID
21213 
Price
$250.00 
Description

This linocut depicts a shapeshifting human, a Nahual in Morelos. Jojutla is a municipality in the state of Morelos, Mexico. Its municipal seat is the city of Jojutla de Juárez.

Santamaria notes about this work: "Ya unas vez transformados trataban de pasar desapercibidos y andaban cubiertos de sus zarapes para ocultar su animalismo, dejando entre ver solamente sus ojos en medio de sus sombreros enormes, resguardando su animalidad humana.

This roughly translates to English as: "Already transformed, they at once tried to go unnoticed and were covered with their Serapes to hide their animalism, leaving only see their eyes in the midst of their huge hats, protecting their human animality."