Comunidad Indigena de Zitakua, Nayarit, Mexico, c. 1990
Yarn pressed into beeswax on plywood. Custom museum framing in plexiglass box.
(23 1/2" x 31 1/2" , 60cm x 80cm). Framed dimensions: 30 1/2" x 38" x 2 1/4".
Provenance: Current owner purchased c.1994 from Mark Lang, the collector who provided the 31 José Benitez Sanchez paintings now in the collection of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, documented in the book Visions of a Huichol Shaman by Dr. Peter Furst (2003). It was purchased from artist in approximately 1990.
The text written on the back of the painting has been translated as follows:
"The Gods are going to have a meeting in the desert where the life of all Gods are. This is the way that we know them and the fire God is the Grandfather of the world and the Goddess is the founder of the world. The gods are going to have a meeting to get the name of God Tuamurravi, the Grandfather God of the First World where the flood for the first time it's been walking taking all of thoughts and the seed to rise where discover the land during six years and for this get the life for everybody."