KUXAN SUUM BY AARON GLASSON

by Ariadna Zierold

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Aaron Glasson (previously featured here) collaborated with Celeste Byers in Tulum, Mexico. The head is hollow and inside has room for many people. Their hope is the structure is used for get togethers, alone time, ceremonies, jungle picnics, music, meditation etc. Climbing plants will be planted around the perimeter and moss will turn the head green over time.
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The concept was inspired by a Maya prediction that goes as follows… Tulum was one of the first points of contact for the Europeans who evidently invaded and colonized Mexico. Tulum, once part of the Mayan empire is no longer what it was. “The souls of the wise elders are vigilant and dwell under the ruins of Tulum and they’re waiting for the Kuxan Suum, the cord that connects the world to reunite. The Mayas are looming and at the first signs. their ancient powers will begin to return. ” -Marco Antonio León Diez

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Thyroid Thursday…2012…


MR. PERFECT

What else?…..
Oh yeah, the ‘end of the world’ is doing it pretty big. It seems like the only thing that 2010 is about is just the closest we have ever been to the year 2012, and has just about everyone more than just thinking about it. Everyone seems so quick to attribute all of their problems and the company they work for, and the construction on Valencia St., and Obama being born in Kenya, and 14 states legalizing weed. It’s always like, “Dude, the Mayan calendar abruptly ends on December 12th 2012, they KNEW that the world was going to END on that day……”. Oh, really Professor? Is that so? Maybe while we were overthrowing and entire civilization that was running around making human sacrifices, face painting and piercing their noses. Not even building whole sky scrapers, (we scraaaapin’!!), just pyramids which seem like lofty attempts at first but gets progressively lazier with each vertical foot. I guess we were supposed to have asked them their opinions about armageddon…??? Did they have a star calender telling them, that “Hey bruh bruh, you know that you’re not ‘slaying’ those virgins the right way, yeah that doesn’t mean kill them.” Or one that said, watch out for those stinky white mens with that ride horses and shoot guns and f-up all your stuff, because they stink ride horses, shoot guns and f your stuff up. NO?!?! But, in that respect, why would we ever listen to those naked hippies anyway? How could they for-see armeggedon? I mean, if they couldn’t even beat Chicken Pox which every single kid in the world has outlived, then who really is smarter than a fifth grader? Seriously, the Mayans were real official with the astronomy, we do know that. I heard that they actually had hella tablets with the calenders on them and that the majority of them were destroyed by invaders. It is absolutely crazy that anyone would even put that much on it, but they absolutely do. Try to name one person who isn’t even thinking of it. EVERY ONE. If EVERY ONE is doing it, then that’s doing it hella big.

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