The Myth of Quetzalcoatl the Viking

The Myth of Quetzalcoatl the Viking

Mural Approximate Location:
Göteborgsvägen 1 Mariestad Sweden

Ivan Mendoza

Photography Submitted By: 
Anna Viola Hallberg

Statement: “The cube structure or powerstation was the first space for intervention of the project, it was based on the first impression of the Swedish city, culture and local history.
I took the Mariestad city icon, the bull, and the tower of the church directly and I mix them with the Mexican myth of Quetzalcoatl, a Latin American god that appears in different civilizations like Mayan, Aztecs and many others. The myth said that a white long bearded tall man come to Mexican territory in a big ship and taught the natives some of his knowledge. Years after historians have the theory that this white man could be a viking sailor. So that is the reason I put the skeleton under the water.” (I.M. July 2012)

Size: 140 x 200 cm
Technique: Acrylic on concrete/metal
Location: South entrance to city of Mariestad (municipal powerstation)
Date: May 2012

Published: October 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Post By: Indie

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