Metacoalt del Norte
The image represented here is based on a play of two words meta and coalt. One of the words used here, is a direct relation to a thematic- symbolic representation or a contemporary interpretation of a pre-Colombian deity called coatl. Text definition – Meta (from the Greek μετα-, meta-, meaning “after” or “beyond”) is a prefix meaning more comprehensive or transcending. Coatl (also spelled cohuatl, couatl, or cuatl) is a Nahuatl word meaning “serpent” or “twin”. It is the name of one of the day-signs in the Aztec Calendar. Del Norte is just referring to the diety of the north.
This piece represented here is part of the “Alt-Face” Series, which explores the cultural, historical, and regional connections between contemporary perspectives, thematic regional interpretations, and cultural stories related to pre-Colombian spiritual concepts, deities, and life.