Description Jaguar Paddler God Serti Technique on Silk
One of three Mayan Gods - known as the Palenque Triad. The first stories of the Triad begin around 3000-4000 bc. and are found through the late classic period. This one - with the Jaguar headdress leads the canoe - the Maze Paddler God usually steers from the stern. Symbols on the paddle, canoe and tattooed on his arms, show the hieroglyphs for heaven or supreme other world.
When I first moved to Belize, I simply wanted to include few beautiful pictographs in my paintings, and know their meanings.
That led me to Herman Smith, an Archaeologist living and working in the country. Herman loaned me reference books and soon I was totally hooked on the artwork and hieroglyphs of the Maya people. It was the beginning of a life long hobby and like many things, the more I learn, the more I realize that there is so much more to learn.
Ive painted the Jaguar Paddler God with my favorite glyphs in my own style. The glyphs are; fresh new earth, sun, earth, jaguar, sunrise...
The original painting was created using the Serti Technique on Silk. 24' x 30'
*The Imagekind watermark is not on the print. To view my artwork without it - visit savannaredman.comThis artwork is also available as custom murals on kiln fired ceramic tile. Visit savannaredman.com for more information on paintings on tile.
Savanna Redman, British Virgin Islands ~ Caribbean Member Since November 2006 Artist Statement I'm inspired by nature, wildlife, travel and ancient cultures; creating art while traveling and living in Honduras, Belize, Australia, Thailand, Egypt, and now the British Virgin Islands. SavannaRedman.com
Artist and author, may sound like an odd combination but like most creatives, my muse hand delivers inspiration to be modeled or hatched in several mediums. Some find their muse delivers music and poetry. Mine delivers stories in an image to paint or draw, like a scrap of film on the cutting room floor, via dreams and lucid daydreams. Each story comes with its own medium, paint, ink or sometimes sculpting in various media. And always, I’ve written creative stories along with the painting. But I didn’t take it serious, my paintings and ink drawings were my focus, until I moved to Mae Nam Thailand for a year and my box of art supplies took a solo tour of Asia. So with only my carry on and notebook in hand, words became my new creative medium.
Join my art and readers group, to follow my news of current art projects, release dates, previews, and discounts:) http://www.savannaredman.com/follow.html