The horizon will wrap around the north wall and leads into the covered entrance. UTPA alumni Steve Morin and MAS undergraduate Norma Perez rapidly advanced the skyline on both the north and east side of the building.
Extensive details can also be seen advancing on the column sustaining the covered entrance. This rendition of a Toltec warrior is a distinguished addition to the mural as a reflection of our indigenous history. Embracing this history and materializing our shared past in the form of art is something this generation of Latina/o students greatly needs. Our students in the Rio Grande Valley need to know that their culture is valued in the classroom and also within their communities. These indigenous symbols helps to promote cultural affirmation that is often times neglected in the education of students of color. It is our hope to express a positive message of inclusiveness,cultural awareness, and social progress with this project.
In just a few hours Tonatiuh was given an extensive amount of shading and color. UTPA undergraduate Erica Herrera and Austin artist Camille Gerhardt work together to create an Aztec sun, Tonatiuh, on the north wall.
Raul, Steve, and Eddie discuss different approaches to duplicate the Toltec image.
Final images for day 16: