EFE hundreds of sculptures of fiberglass with the face of the Mayan Emperor Pakal filled Mexican public squares and airports worldwide. The sculptures will be placed from next December 21, day on which, according to the Mayan calendar, begins a new era. Some 200 sculptures of fiberglass with the face of the Mayan Emperor Pakal invade the Mexican public squares and major airports in the world to show a new image of Mexico through art. About two metres high sculptures will be placed from next December 21, day, according to the Mayan calendar, begins a new era, explained this week Karla de Lara, one of the organizers of the artistic project called Mayan Parade. We take advantage of that transition, in which the mayas spoke in a change of era, to show the world a new image of the current Mexico through art, explained the artistic director of the Mayan Parade that was gestated in the Western State of Jalisco.
The heads of King Pakal (603 683) A.d.), who ascended to the throne at age 12 and headed one of the most long and prosperous of the former City of Palenque, Governments will be intercepted and decorated by Mexican urban painters, designers and artists, as well as EE UU and Brazil, thanks to sponsorship from several companies. Artists such as Mexican Jose Luis Cuevas, the Cuban Jose Fors and Jeremy Penn and Paul Zepeda Yorkers realized his vision of contemporary Mexico and its popular culture, explained De Lara, who designed and sculpted the sculpture. In his workshop several heads are taking colorful. Thick indigenous traits and the plume of the rey Pakal are covered by watercolors, oil paintings, glass and even spines of ceiba, considered a sacred tree by the Mayans. One of the pieces is Trudges with a red gold, and intense colors that give shape to a wrestler mask and concurrently simulate a ceremonial mask used in Mayan mortuary rituals.