60″ x 28″, acrylic on canvas, 2009

“Dreaming Quetzalcoatl” represents the morning star in Ancient Mexico projecting malinalli or vital waves connecting the Earth and Sky, birthing the great waters of the Americas, in this case Lake Michigan, in harmony with the all-orange used in traditional Day of the Dead offerings. Quetzalcoatl is the dawn rising star or Venus, guiding people and the sun through Mictlan (the Underworld) and the night into the renewal of a new morning and a new life. “Dreaming Quetzalcoatl” was exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago in 2009.