Mano de la Vida by Marco Albarrán QHermoso

Marco Albarrán
Marco Albarrán
Marco Albarrán is a Phoenix area based conceptual-multimedia artist whom interpretations highlight’s thematic-symbolic representations of pre- & post-Colombian cultures, life and histories. “In my work, I seek to tell a story, to broaden on the knowledge of traditional-symbolic imageries, to reach for the uncharted contemporary interpretations, and to set some limits on the overextended narratives and inter-cultural manipulations. Various types of influences within current historical narratives, provides me with a base for creative thought and intuitive re-construction.
Linolium cut print
28"x20" / 37"x25" with frame




Mano de la Vida

The image created here is a play in imagery, symbolisms, and cultural representations of a very culturally relevant “arbol de la vida” or “tree of life.” This image represents a hand extending to the universe, as it plays a role in the direct creation or expansion of life and culture within earth. Text definition – Arbol de la Vida or the Tree of life is a symbol that represents the common origin and evolution of humankind, as well as the development of life on our planet. It is a concept that has been used in biology, religion, philosophy, and mythology as a common ground and is located in the folklore, culture and fiction, often associated with immortality or fertility.

This piece represented here explores the cultural, historical, and regional connections between contemporary perspectives, thematic regional interpretations, and cultural stories related to everyday life.