Fausto Fernandez – Huitzilopochtili
Dimensions: 60 x 81″
Media: collage, acrylic, oil sticks, spray paint on canvas
Fausto Fernandez’s title Huitzilopochtili refers to the name of the patron of the Aztec pantheon, Tenochtitlan. He is the god of war, the sun, and human sacrifice. He was also the patron god of the Mexica.
Huītzilōpōchtli means “Blue Hummingbird on the Left.” He is also associated with the color or chemical element gold. He is usually represented as a hummingbird in his physical form.
Fausto Fernandez is a mixed media collage artist whose works include a variety of paintings, public art, and community engagement projects, through which he explores the relationship of nature and technology as they intersect with human behavior. Materials used include wallpaper, asphalt, spray paint, acrylic paint, and laserjet transfers. Instructional materials, such as schematics and blueprints, provide meaning to his work. Fernandez’s artworks are a reflection of his identity, challenging the cultural environment in which he was raised along the border of Mexico and the United States. He explores the unique ways in which people communicate and express themselves as individuals within society, and attempt to capture the essential ingredients of wonder that exceed the limits of multicultural border subjects.