The exhibition “Mayan Monuments” by art graduate student Anabella Monzon will open with a reception during ArtHop at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the M Street Galley, 1419 M Street in Downtown Fresno. The exhibition will continue on Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Oct. 13.
Transcending time and place, Monzon creates sculptures depicting deities found in the Mayan story of creation “The Popol Vuh Codex.”
“The coils in my sculpture represent the thunderbolts in the sky, called The Feathered Serpents by Mayas,” explains Monzon. “Thunder was believed to be God because rain was vital to the survival of the seed that fed people.”
Her forms draw further inspiration from the K’iche area in the midwestern highlands of Guatemala where her family has lived for centuries and her mother was born. All of her pieces have Mayan K’iche names of deities known through throughout Mayan history.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
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