Tracking the 21st Century Icon in Art
The (r)evolutionary endeavor to ground the phenomenology generated by the mystical journey was guided by the critic’s Promethean torch illuminating a new modernism around the globe. These are some of her discoveries:
Critical Trilogy Vol I, II & III (2000-2009)
January 9, 2000. We are the first to arrive through the wire mesh gates of Teotihuacán, dwelling place of the gods. Awed by the power of this majestic and desolate place, I stand in the center of the Avenue of the Dead and attempt to make a ritual progression towards the rising sun.
A raven flies overhead. Before me, the Pyramid of the Moon rises 138 feet into the heavens. To the southeast lies the Pyramid of the Sun, where the golden rays of heaven announce the birth of a new day and ancient steps reveal a descent into a natural cave with square
lobes representing the four-fold cosmos of the mysterious people who founded this ceremonial site.
La Parca is with me. Her wedding dress is crumbled from the journey. We walk to the enormous Citadel, flanked by four raised platforms. This is where the Aztec ceremonies took place. Walking through this sacred space, I examine the images carved into the stones. There are eagles, quetzals, owls, fish and doves marked by plumage representing the legendary Quetzalcoatl.