NOVICA 223618 Quetzalcoatl and The Priest' Sculpture

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we’ll do everything we possibly can to ensure you’re a happy customer. About this item: A priest invokes the presence of Quetzalcoátl ("feathered serpent") in the replica of an Olmec glyph dated 800-400 B.C. Regarded as a god-ruler, Quetzalcoátl was related to gods of the wind, of dawn, of Venus, of merchants and of arts, crafts and knowledge. Mexico's Elisa Camarena molds the plaque with extraordinary precision and rugged textures, creating the illusion of an image carved in stone. The signed piece stands on a pinewood base. - Marked with artist's initials or trademark About our Artist: 'I'm proud to be Mexican and be able to promote my culture through my creations. 'I was born in Irapuato on November 13, 1960, the daughter of Mexican parents. I studied architecture in Mexico and also in Quebec, Canada. My passion for pre-Hispanic art has led me to depict Mexico's essence in all its splendor in my work. 'I set up a workshop that continues to grow. We belong to COPARMEX -- the Mexican Employers' Association -- and also to the Mexican Association of Woman Business Leaders. Since 2006, I've served on the board of the COFOCE (Guanajuato World Trade Commission) in the area of gifts and handicrafts.' Elisa Camarena's designs have been exhibited in many Mexican venues, including the prestigious Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia and the Museo del Templo Mayor, among other museums. They have also been displayed in major corporations and a number of universities. She has been distinguished with the title 'Guanajuato a la Calidad' since 2007.