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One of a kind high temperature ceramic piece.

Cawamo represented one person sleeping while being seated. He has been intersected symmetrically by its axis. When the image unfolds we can see a third image which is a hidden owl.

We find a symbolic representation of the aztec/nahualt culture.

Cawamo applied Jung’s philosophy to his art, focusing not only on the external issues, but the internal battles that are impossible to describe with words. He struggled to capture that hard-to-reach inner world.

He soon realized that introspection required some serious digging – the stripping of layers. Introspection led to an obsession with the oneiric, or dream, world, and the pre-Hispanic world.

With a deep desire to connect to his roots, Cawamo was consumed by his pursuit to learn more about his Mexican heritage. Tracing his roots became increasingly difficult, as colonization had wiped out much of traditional Mexican culture.

Cawamo realized it was time to get back to the basics, and learn the old techniques used by his ancestors.

There’s a name for this process – they call it “Giro decolonial.” Pre-Hispanic communities engage in something similar to “decolonization,” where they use art to uncover their ancestral roots and culture.

Materials used:


Tonal Nahual (2011)


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