“Offering” represents a traditional ritual performed by many Mixteca communities at the beginning of each harvest. According to the tradition, members of the community offer the land animals and drinks to express their gratitude and ask for a favorable harvest. A “bracero” (brazier) is used to smoke the space. The entire ritual culminates as the older generation, as the guardians of the land, pass down the ancestor knowledge to the new generation to cultivate corn in these lands.
|Alvaro Medina was born in Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca in the Mixteca, souther Mexico . Collaborates in Gabinete Grafico, an art studio and gallery located in the historic center of the city of Oaxaca. As an emerging artist, Álvaro has produced different graphic art projects in conjunction with other artists in Mexico, Chicago, Barcelona, SantiagodeChile.|
Title. "Offering” (Ofrenda, Spanish). Artist. Alvaro Medina. Technique. Engraving on linoleum and wood printed on cotton paper. Measurements. 24 x 18 in (60 x 45 cm). Year. 2020. Limited edition. 10 copies.