Coyolxauhqui

I haven’t had a lot of big epiphanies lately lol, so here’s an art update : )

Haven’t touched this in a while, but want to get back to it soon. It is an acrylics painting of Coyolxauhqui, the Goddess of the moon in Aztec religion. She is the daugher of Coatlicue and Mixcoatl, and was the leader of her broters, the Centzon Huitznahua (400 brothers). From wikipedia: “She led her brothers in an attack against their mother, Cōātlīcue, when they learned she was pregnant, convinced she dishonored them all.” “Coatlicue had already given birth to her son Huitzilopochtli, born in full battle armor. Huitzilopochtli decapitated Coyolxauhqui as well as the 400 brothers, throwing their bodies down the hill where they were smashed into pieces. Coyolxauhqui became the moon and the 400 brothers became the stars” (Jade Oracle)

I was inspired by my dog walks during spring of 2022, and noticing all the tiny weeds blooming in all the corners and crevices.

I was also inspired by listening, and giving space to, my pain, uff. Pain caused by racialized, gendered oppression in an imperialist cishetero patriarchal white supremacist society. Letting the sun shine through the crevices of my wounds, and growing with the pain, regardless of whether it will ever be fully healed

I plan on sewing a few more felt plant shapes on it, and should be mostly done after that