Our first joint, husband and wife, New Maya Life [Nueva Vida Maya] photo, paintings and fashion exhibition, will be hosted by the Museo para la Identidad Nacional in coordination and parallel to University of Pennsylvania Museum breakthrough exhibition Maya 2012: Lords of Time from November 2012 – February 2013.
The collections of works is a celebration of the lives and customs of contemporary Maya people in anticipation to a new cycle beginning December 21, 2012.
NEW MAYA LIFE highlights the more than 2000-year-old indigenous Maya culture. The modern art, craft and daily life of Mayans is celebrated through new picto/graphic interpretations by husband and wife–Tyler Orsburn and Frida Larios. Their creations look for inspiration in the rural life of Maya-chortí people in Copán, Honduras living in the mountains of a UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site. Tyler’s intimate images of this ethnic population’s humble existence, and Frida’s unique redesigns of their ancestors’ hieroglyphic language, open a window to an otherwise underlooked community.