Mayan and Mexica Codices were written in wood bark, mostly in pictorial Glyphs, but also using a numerical system that consists of dots and dashes and a special symbol for zero. In this series we wanted to translate and abstract this idea of the knowledge and essence of a Códice; the importance of communication and its evolution through time, through the wood carvings both in its geometrical and systematic patterned repetition of its doors in contrast with the organic and random carvings made by the artisanal technique of “conchitas", hand chiseled by master artisans in Antigua Guatemala.
L78" x D16.5" x H33"
150 lbs approximately
white oak with hand carved chiseled texture
iron vinegar blackened oak
natural white oak with poliurethane matte coating
natural white oak with linseed oil finish
lead time 8 - 12 weeks approximately
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