Luis Pablo: Enigmatic Quetzalcoatl

This intriguing Quetzalcoatl figure was created by top Oaxacan artist Luis Pablo. The mythical plumed serpent of many Pre-Columbian cultures is present in most of 15th-century Mesoamerica. Quetzalcoatl is an enigma, considered a man, a deity, a priest ...a myth. He was considered a divinity that contributed to the creation of mankind. The design of this woodcarving includes bas relief elements with which Luis Pablo masterfully gives depth to the sculpture. The complex face of Quetzalcoatl contrasts with the clean lines of the feathers that crown it. This is such a wonderful work of art.