Fausto Fernandez – Quetzalcoatl
Dimensions: 60 x 48″
Media: collage, acrylic, spray paint on canvas
Fausto Fernandez’s 2018 piece Quetzalcoatl derives its inspiration from Aztec mythology. Quetzalcoatl is the god of wind, air, and learning. His physical form is that of a feathered serpent (the name translates literally to “feathered snake”). He is the patron god of the Aztec priesthood and therefore has prominence in Aztec legends. He is also the twin of Xolotl, the god of the underworld.
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.