Mexican Ceramic Corn Skull Sculpture

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“My purpose in making this skull is to represent the different types of native maize that since remote times have brought food security to our ancestors, giving them the time to develop the knowledge and arts to the extent they did,” says Mexican ceramist Omar Hernández. Oaxaca’s maize genetic heritage and diversity is now in danger because of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) killing the diversity that once existed. Only a few of the descendants of farmers who started domesticating corn 8,000 years ago in Oaxaca still grow the native corn varieties. This piece is, therefore, an invitation to preserve. -Materials and technique- The cobs are authentic reproductions of non-transgenic maize, most similar to those cultivated in Mesoamerican cultures. By selecting fine white and Oaxacan Donaji clay, Omar creates this empowering piece. Artist Omar Hernández uses natural pigments from soil minerals & oxides (copper & manganese) to decorate each piece. He finds these in the different types of soil near his house in the Central Valley of Oaxaca and in the Mixtec Region on his routine walks. He says, “Sometimes I stop in the highway to collect a bit of soil when I see a beautiful color. We just find each other on the way!” Omar has been preserving Mexico’s unique and treasured native corn varieties for a long time. Origin Made in Oaxaca, México Limited edition of 30 skulls Piece signed 1/30 *Due to the handcrafted nature of our products, slight variations enhance authenticity.

“My purpose in making this skull is to represent the different types of native maize that since remote times have brought food security to our ancestors, giving them the time to develop the knowledge and arts to the extent they did,” says Mexican ceramist Omar Hernández. Oaxaca’s maize genetic heritage and diversity is now in danger because of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) killing the diversity that once existed. Only a few of the descendants of farmers who started domesticating corn 8,000 years ago in Oaxaca still grow the native corn varieties. This piece is, therefore, an invitation to preserve. -Materials and technique- The cobs are authentic reproductions of non-transgenic maize, most similar to those cultivated in Mesoamerican cultures. By selecting fine white and Oaxacan Donaji clay, Omar creates this empowering piece. Artist Omar Hernández uses natural pigments from soil minerals & oxides (copper & manganese) to decorate each piece. He finds these in the different types of soil near his house in the Central Valley of Oaxaca and in the Mixtec Region on his routine walks. He says, “Sometimes I stop in the highway to collect a bit of soil when I see a beautiful color. We just find each other on the way!” Omar has been preserving Mexico’s unique and treasured native corn varieties for a long time. Origin Made in Oaxaca, México Limited edition of 30 skulls Piece signed 1/30 *Due to the handcrafted nature of our products, slight variations enhance authenticity.

 


About Omar Hernández

About Omar Hernández


A nature lover, ceramist by profession, and artist by passion, Omar looks for what is deep in the roots. Through experimentation and adventure, he creates his skull collection, an eye-opening experience into the Mesoamerican culture. Through his earthy pieces, Omar takes you to a world immersed in the five senses of ancient traditions in gastronomy and natural diversity. He brings art that speaks through its vivid, immortal expression.
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Product details

Place of origin:

Central America

Materials:

Ceramic

Dimensions:

H 22 cm x W 18 cm x D 25 cm

H 8.7 in x W 7.1 in x D 9.8 in

Seller location:

Mexico

Weight:

3000 grams

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Product Type:

Modern

Weight:

3000 grams

Number of items:

1

Reference Number:

5QJTJ6VHTUVLYERGBBXJFI

Condition:

Made-to-order

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