Metacoalt del Norte 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
13" x 13" / 28.5" x 20.5" with frame




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.