This award-winning lithograph depicts Mictlantecuhtli, the Aztec god of death, as Benito Juarez - beloved president of Mexico from 1858 - 1872. The figures at the bottom: police, protestor, revolutionary, average citizen, all have their unique response to the looming being. Helicopters attempt to gather information for the news media or perhaps as military defending themselves.
Death is looked upon in Mexican culture through a different lens than most European cultures. It is more integrated, seen as a part of the cycle rather than something to be fought against. Mictlantecuhtli as Juarez comes as an inevitable, imposing force, but he does so with serenity saying, "you may fight me but it is futile. I come for police and protestor alike." In similar fashion, Juarez came to Mexico with inevitable progressive reforms.
Paper size: 44 x 29.5; Image Size: 29 x 18