This work is an 8‘ x 17’ fresco mural with each corner representing the four cardinal directions: red = south, blue = north, white = east and yellow = west. The top right to left represents the cycles of the sun: summer, spring, fall and winter. Between the suns, the sun dagger represents the summer/winter solstice and the spring/fall equinox. The half-moon left and right perimeters represent the “Earth Mother’s” hip bones. The eight cycles of the moon are represented: first quarter (waxing gibbous), full (waning gibbous), third quarter (waning crescent), new (waxing crescent). The circular spiral movement represents the symbolic idea of birth, death and rebirth. The symbol behind the flower represents the heart, the blood for humans and the water acequia systems for the land. The flower in the central area represents the regeneration and hope for mankind.

Frederico Vigil is a Fresco Master who studied under the late Luciene Block and Stephen Pope Dimitroff, apprentices of the great Mexican painter Diego Rivera. Vigil has completed over a dozen monumental scale fresco murals in the United States and Spain, but his seminal fresco work is “Mundos de Mestazaje,” a 4,000 square foot fresco mural located at the National Hispanic Cultural Center that was completed in 2010. Vigil has a passion for employing the ancient techniques of applying raw earth-based pigments to traditional slaked lime plaster in an illustrative, narrative style that is rich with gestural figurative movement and dynamic layering.

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City of Albuquerque 1% for Art