Cuilcuilco is a ‘cylindrical’ (mound-shaped) ceremonial pyramid that is situated in the center of Mexico City-remarkably, it is still left standing from the Pre-Classical Era (ca. 700 BC). While in a residency in Mexico and working on a theatrical project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, I had immersed myself in Mexican history, civilization, and cosmology, and decided to create my own version of this archeological wonder.
I used an etched 20″ x 28″ zinc plate, inked it only partially, and made monoprints of these separate sections. I then assembled the 32 discrete prints to form a massive, single installation-20 feet long.