Pomegranate "Xochipilli’s Ecstatic Universe" by Tino Rodriguez 1000 Piece Puzzle
Tino Rodriguez paints works of exuberant passion. Androgyny, complex beauty, the mythical, and the magical enmesh themselves in what are often described as postmodern fairy tales. His surrealist images embrace dualities and expound on the complexities of sexuality, spirituality, and human transformation in the cycle of life as experienced in part through Mexican oral storytelling tradition, along with his exposure to images of saints and angels in Catholic churches.
In Xochipilli’s Ecstatic Universe, a self-portrait, Rodriguez creates a vision of the Aztec Flower Prince, patron god of the arts and pleasure. In one small space, he pays respect to Frida Kahlo, totemic imagery, Hindu deities, reincarnation, and the coming of spring. Xochipilli’s Ecstatic Universe, was painted in 2004. The original is an oil on panel and measures 20 by 16 inches.
Puzzle size: 20 x 25 in.
Box size: 10 x 13 x 1⅞ in.
Pomegranate Item Number AA917