Mural of 6mx3m with acrylic in film laser / In honnor to the Poet King Nezahualcóyotl / Bienal of Chapingo / México
Alive, Nezahualcóyotl would say of flowers: “Let the flower necklaces be worn now”.
Starving poet, King of good combat, “only in your book of paintings do we live”.
I love this warlike beauty of pre- and post-Columbian Mexican art. Warrior king, thirsty coyote, serpent and dragon, plumed poet. Waters of fire, airs of earth. Everything alive and non-existent. Pure vital art. Geometries of the mad, beautiful winged men with such straight curves. I have red eyes. I have kissed girls from the virgin forests. I have eaten forbidden fruit and enjoyed it.
Joy Xon Ahuiyacan.
“Oh, if I would never die,
If I would never disappear”.
Oscar Araripe / October 2008 / Translated by Susan Casement