“Cempazúchitl” by Jesus Salas-Elorza



Recycled wrapping paper and yarn

12″ high x 71″ wide

Buy now and pick up at the Gallery at the end of the show, beginning on the 20th of February.  Shipping cost will vary depending on distance; please contact us for a shipping estimate.

To see our video about Jesus’s piece in “Quarantine”, go to youtu.be/hsAZ9W5VZp8?t=325.

Jesus’s artist statement:

Cempazúchitl (Flowers for the Dead)

Marigolds in Mexican Spanish are called

Cempazúchitl, a word borrowed from

Nahuatl, the Aztec language.

The lower part of the tapestry is the underworld

with crosses and marigolds. The upper half depicts

the ascending souls of the dead. The tapestry is

my personal memorial to remember those

who have died from COVID-19 around the world.