Luis Castro is the son of Eliseo Castro, one of the pioneers of huichol yarn paintings. His family comes from the ranch of Los Guayabos, near the town of San Andres Cohamiata. Luis’ designs are much more complex than his father’s. His sense of realism and perspective are taking Wixarika (Huichol) Art in new directions.
Luis’ artwork is adorned with skeletons. He explains that they represent his ancestors. As a shamanic culture the Wixarika (Huichol) believe that the Gods are their direct ancestors and it is they who taught them their way of life. Everything you see in his work comes from the actual ceremonies. The offerings of peyote, corn, deer, prayer arrows are all given to the Gods to ask for their necessities. Such as good luck in the hunt, good weather for their crops to grow and healing powers for the shaman.
This yarn painting measures 16″ x 16″.