Walls of the Yucatán
Nationally, we have been having a lot of conversations about walls and borders. Who has access? Who gets to permeate these barriers? I made these paintings from a series of photographs I took while traveling to ancient Mayan sites throughout the Yucatán Peninsula. I was drawn to these walls from Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum and to these handmade bricks and stones. In Mayan times these would have been covered over with Stucco. Because these sites are now ruins, the stucco has eroded away and reveals these amazing, very human surfaces. I love imagining the hands that made them and the way they might have looked at the height of the Mayan Empire.
These are meticulously hand painted with acrylic paint on Mylar, and cover the entire surface of the 48 x 36 inch picture plane.