Kauyumari

In Mock’s recent work he has once again created pieces expressing a spiritual symbolism, together with an ongoing message to the world around him. The name Kauyumari originates from the spirit guide who leads the Mexican Indian Marakame (Huichol) shamans on their visionary pathways by using the Peyote cactus.

These artworks unite tribal craftwork and spiritual symbolism, and point out the ever present danger of cultural extinction that many indigenous people world-wide face. Having lived in harmony with nature for millennia these artworks are about the current and future impact of shamanic wisdom on the Western world.

Kauyumari

  • 2018
  • Antlers, bee’s wax, pine resin, glass beads
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Marakame indian coloured glass beads decorate the authentic horns of giant red deer. One of the most commonly seen motifs, is the deer, ‘maxa’, in Huichol, often appearing in male and female pairs, symbolizing the unity between men and women on their spiritual journey. Legends about the deer abound in Huichol culture and the deer mother is the guardian spirit, the most important animal in Huichol shamanism.

Kauyumari

  • 2018
  • Antlers, bee’s wax, pine resin, glass beads
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With these pieces Mock combines tribal art with contemporary Western ideas so to gain more recognition and understanding of ancient and indigenous wisdom. A great deal of time and effort by the artist has been spent bringing the Indian beads to his Amsterdam studio, and has resulted in a successful cooperation between the modern world and the ancient.

kauyumari green

  • 2018
  • Antlers, bee’s wax, pine resin, glass beads
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Kauyumari

  • 2018
  • Antlers, bee’s wax, pine resin, glass beads
request info