|DAY 38||UNEXPECTED ART FORMS|
ANUAR ROSALDO AND THE UNITY OF ALL
The vectors of ancient Aztec legend, psychic introspection, and Chicano identity meet on top of a white sneaker.
Anuar Rosaldo paints each shoe as a personal gift for a friend, drawing from the artistic and spiritual traditions of pre-Columbian Mexico with which he personally identifies.
Anuar has represented the four cardinal directions using the traditional colors of Aztec cosmology—red, blue, white, and black—as a nod to the “embedded synesthesia” that existed in many Mesoamerican cultures, in which each color was associated with ...