Louis-Bernard St-Jean 2014 Oil on canvas Diptych, 72" x 32" x 2.75" (183 x 81 x 7 cm)
Original oil painting signed by the artist.
About this artwork
Inspired by a rappelling inside a cenote in the Yucatan Peninsula, this work honors the greatness of these sinkholes overgrown by vines, typical geological features of this region of Mexico and main source of drinking water.
Strong of the offerings made to the god of rain Chaac, these sacred wells were considered by the Maya as the origin of life and a link to the cave-world; one can feel the greatness and power of this lofty diptych, as if hiding a mysterious passage where upon crossing these doors one would find itself standing among the lush vegetation of Yucatan.