Artist of the Month: Alicia Smith (Interview, Pt. 4)

The Death of Huitzilopochtli by Alicia Smith

The Death of Huitzilopochtli by Alicia Smith

I’ve gone through periods of my life when I experienced bouts of sexual anxiety and androphobia. In a moment of resentment I found myself contemplating men, and how I felt they were born with a weapon and In an act of aesthetic retribution I drew Huitzilopochtli, the 5th sun, who I killed, acting as Coyolxauhqui, the moon.

The Death of Huitzilopochtli is the first scene of the apocalypse. I aimed to incite a shift in the collective conscious. To diminish the sun, the masculine light, and to create a conduit for the repressed dark feminine energy. I think you can probably see my work is extremely cathartic for me but I also want to connect with people who have shared those experiences and beliefs and help them release some sickness too. I am not sure if I am a healer first or an artist first.

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You can view more of Alicia’s work here, here and here.

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