On the banks of the opposite shore, the charming canine figure with pointed ears and brown fur glides along, the goddess of dusk, the evening star of darkness, the underworld, and death.
On the earthly plane, the Xoloitzcuintle, a consecrated dog, reveals itself as a loyal companion to humans, among the living as well as among the deceased. When the sun and the moon made their first appearance in the sky, the Xoloitzcuintle concealed itself among the cornfields, thus marking the continuous path in the search for the eternal rest of the soul and the descent into the underworld. On this journey, a faithful companion awaits on the riverbank to assist in crossing the mighty currents, leaving behind the wandering spirits that blend with the wind. The lord of dusk, however, never embarks on his own journey.
Kind masters of Xoloitzcuintles, Jacobo and María Ángeles, follow an ancient tradition and share a profound connection with these extraordinary beings. Together, they have created a set of sculptures that bring to life the forms, ears, and features of these beings, contemplating the subjectivity of art in each line and stroke, initially in black and white and finally in brownish tones. It is no coincidence that they adorn their necks with carats and depict imposing postures of this ancient and majestic being.
Eternal Rest represents a distant offering to these beings.to these beings of remarkable intelligence and personality. They share the continuous path to guide and protect the soul in the spiritual, earthly, and underworld realms.