Materials: mixed media on handmade paper produced in 1995 from Cotton Mop heads used in my 1993 performances in Baja California, Mexico (with artist Melissa Smedley).
2000-ongoing (it will be completed when I’ve finished all 260 pages)
Influenced by my love of the images in the Codex Borgia-Tonalpohualli I began my own 260 day calendar for my son using it like a calendar and marking significant events in his life by entering corresponding drawings. Often times I forget about it and so it’s still in process but that’s actually part of it… I’m ok with the fact that it’s still not finished….
Tonalpohualli: A Nahuatl word meaning "count of days". The Tonalpohuali, a 260-day sacred period (often termed a "year") was used in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, especially among the Aztecs. This calendrical period is neither solar nor lunar, but consists of 20 trecena, or 13-day periods. Each trecena is dedicated to a different deity.