Moon of IxChel original grattage artwork inspired by my love of Nature and world mythology
The story of IxChel inspired me to create this grattage artwork, the second one in my 'Moons' series. The first one was 'Moon of Sedna' and it's also available for sale. I don't know yet how many more artworks I will make for this series, it depends only on my inspiration, but if you like them and feel them then probably it's worth trying to collect them all.
Artwork size: 8.5 x 12.4 inches (31.5 x 21.5 cm)
Framed artwork size: 12 x 16 inches (40.8 x 30.7 cm)
Technique: Grattage, wax crayons on paper
To ensure its safe delivery, I'll be shipping it via Eco Post with a tracking number.
In the Mayan tradition, Ixchel is often depicted as a radiant goddess adorned with intricate lunar symbols. She holds a profound connection to the moon's ethereal power, influencing the tides, fertility, and the natural rhythms of the Earth.
Ixchel's story begins with her role as the goddess of fertility and childbirth. Mayan women would seek her blessings and guidance, particularly when preparing for motherhood. Ixchel was revered as the protector of expectant mothers and a source of strength during the birthing process. Her nurturing presence brought comfort and assurance to those embarking on the journey of motherhood.
But Ixchel's influence extended far beyond fertility and childbirth. As the goddess of the moon, she held sway over the nocturnal sky, illuminating the darkness with her gentle radiance. Her tranquil presence calmed the souls of those who looked to the heavens, providing solace and guidance in times of uncertainty.
Ixchel's connection to the moon also made her a powerful symbol of transformation and renewal. She embodied the cyclical nature of life, representing the constant ebb and flow of existence. Just as the moon waxes and wanes, Ixchel taught the Mayan people the importance of embracing change and finding strength in times of transition.
Throughout Mayan history, Ixchel's wisdom and guidance were sought by those seeking illumination and spiritual insight. Her influence reached beyond the realms of the moon, touching upon various aspects of life, including art, weaving, and healing. Mayan artisans would turn to Ixchel for inspiration, as she was believed to guide their creative endeavors and infuse their work with spiritual energy.