This New Maya Language artworks series on GUARRO water-colour paper, is inspired by two UNESCO World Heritage Maya archaeological sites in Central America: Joya de Cerén in El Salvador, which was preserved by the ash of a volcanic eruption; and the organical and artistic Copán site in western Honduras.
The New Maya [Visual] Language is a unique interpretation of 2000-year old Maya logoglyphs. The Maya created one of the most intelligent scripts standardised throughout Mesoamerica between a.C. 300 and 900 a.D. Selected hieroglyphs have been redesigned to form new ones to be comprehended by a contemporary audience, including the living Maya people who sometimes lack literacy. For example, ‘Stone’ + ‘Fire’ combined equal the ‘Lavastone’ New Maya Language pictogram.