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A replica of the Velafrons Coahuilensis covered in multi-colored beads in the style of the Huichol Indian.
A replica of the Velafrons Coahuilensis covered in multi-colored beads in the style of the Huichol Indian.
45 backers pledged MX$ 458,023 to help bring this project to life.

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ICHIRO SACRED BEINGS / The Dinosaur

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This dinosaur is part of a project that has been going on for more than a year. It started with the dream of creating a piece of art that mixes different techniques, a life-size replica of a Velafrons Dinosaur covered in Huichol Art bead.

I am from Coahuila, where the fossils of the Velafrons Coahuilensis were found; I was always inspired by the magnificence of this dinosaur and the possibility of imagining a being from such remote times.

I think the Huichols are great artists and that even in our own country, Mexico, they are not recognized enough. My desire is therefore to share with the world this great art and this culture full of ancestral knowledge.

It is from here where our ÏCHIRO project was born, with all its color and its provocative sacred statements that make us all reflect on life, time and the profound changes that have taken place in order to give us the opportunity to be here at this very moment.

THE WIXARIKAS 

This iconic Huichol cultural tradition had prevailed through the ages, due to the fascinating and original expressions of art that come out as a result of those very pilgrimages and their ceremonies, they believe in four deities mainly: corn, eagles, deer and peyote, all of them descendants of the sun or Tau. Annually they make a pilgrimage to their sacred place where they have a ceremonial center, in the Cerro del Quemado, very close to Real de Catorce in San Luis Potosí. Then they perform religious rituals and talk to the divinity. They have their own and very different worldview, as well as ancestral wisdom that is still passed on from generation to generation orally.

We live at this remarkable blue sky desert, full of cactuses and an impressive mass dinosaur grave. The three drivers of this installation, we have lived closely the magnificence of this culture, the wealth of knowledge that the Wixáricas down from the visions with their master plant the peyote shaping in their art with chakira.

Wixaricas ( huichols )
Wixaricas ( huichols )

ICHIRO Sacred Beings installation was inaugurated it in Black Rock City on Sunday August 26 at 6pm with a Sunset Music Ritual, it was be about the recovery of the soul and a trip to the 3 worlds.

Ichiro Sacred Beings Installation
Ichiro Sacred Beings Installation

We are very much in love with the project because it involves a beautiful part of our culture, the Wixarikas (Huichols), with the passage of time and science. We want "Ichiro, Sacred Beings" to reach many eyes, minds, and hearts in the world.
 

Ichiro, The Sacred Beings, has been invited to participate in the fifth annual Catharsis on the Mall, a free, radical vigil for healing, which takes place in Washington, DC, this May 3-5, 2019. It would deeply honor our community to bring Ichiro, Sacred Beings, and we need the Kickstarter community to do it!
 

ICHIRO THE DINO WANTS TO GO TO CATHARSIS ON THE MALL IN WASHINGTON DC
ICHIRO THE DINO WANTS TO GO TO CATHARSIS ON THE MALL IN WASHINGTON DC

Catharsis on the Mall  was created to provide space for arts, healing, culture, and activism to come together, mediated by radical inclusion, participation, and self-expression. It is a vigil taking place on the National Mall that features lectures, discussions, workshops, community art, music, and unstructured spaces intended to facilitate seeing and the healing of wounds in ourselves, each other and in our society. Catharsis’ founders were inspired by Burning Man and its Principles, and wanted to explore the intersection of that experience with the broader community and civic space in Washington, DC, the political heart of the United States of America. The event is collaboratively co-created each year by dozens of core volunteers and hundreds of participants based on a different theme. The art theme for this year is "Our MotherShip" as we honor the Earth together.

https://www.catharsisonthemall.com/
 

We are raising MX $426800 / USD $22,222 (Total MX $440000 / USD $22,786 to account for percentage to Kickstarter) in funds needed to pay for the transportation containers to ship this incredible piece of art from Mexico to Washington, DC. Whatever we raise above our goal will support this amazing artistic community.

We are convinced that with the help of this platform, it will be possible to bring Ichiro  Sacred Beings, from Mexico to Washington, DC, this spring! 

Thank you!
 

THE REWARDS 

Huichol Dinosaur Skull Replica
Huichol Dinosaur Skull Replica
Digital Poster
Digital Poster
Authentic Huichol crafted Art
Authentic Huichol crafted Art
Authentic Huichol crafted Art
Authentic Huichol crafted Art

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The artists and collaborators of Ichiro, Sacred Beings and Catharsis on the Mall

Risks and challenges

We are raising MX $426800 / USD $22,222 (Total MX $440000 / USD $22,786 to account for percentage to Kickstarter) in funds needed to pay for the transportation containers to ship this incredible piece of art from Mexico to Washington, DC. Whatever we raise above our goal will support this amazing artistic community.

We are convinced that with the help of this platform, it will be possible to bring Ichiro Sacred Beings, from Mexico to Washington, DC, this spring!

Thank you all for your support!

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    Authentic Huichol crafted Art

    Sculpture of around 10cm or amazing necklace made by Mexican Huichol.
    All their art is based on the visions they have while trekking through the desert and the Mexican sierra after eating peyote.

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    Huichol Dinosaur Leg

    Replica paleoartistica with scientific advice from the baby Velafronx Coahuilensis leg.
    Resin, beeswax and beads.
    Plaquette with name of the authors of "Ichiro", and the name of the person who acquires it.

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    Huichol Dinosaur Skull Replica

    Huichol Dinosaur skull
    Replica paleoartistica with scientific advice on the skull of Velafronx Coahuilensis.
    Resin, beeswax and beads
    48 x 59 x 28 cm
    Plaquette with name of the authors of "Ichiro", and the name of the person who acquires it.

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