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There is a phrase amongst mexicans that is repeated year after year, "Dos de octubre no se olvida”, “The 2nd of October is not forgotten”. On that day in the Tlatelolco region of Mexico City, in 1968, more than 800 student were massacred as they protested against repression and police violence.
During my time in Mexico i came to know of this massacre and i came to know that each year, on that date, and when that date falls on a Sunday, thousands march to remember. This is not a regular march. It is a ceremonial walk. Dressed in white thousands walk in silence in peace, culminating at the Plaza where the massacre took place. There, sacred ceremonies and offerings take place.
The tile of this painting ‘Primer Ritual Olmeca’ is the name given to this powerful sacred walk. It is a walk for ‘awakening’ humanity and ending violence.
Acrylic, Oil, spray paint, glitter