Crocodiles are a symbol sometimes used in Carlos Luna’s work to represent the patient yet powerful forces of judgement and accountability. When placed in a circular position where the crocodile is eating its own tail, the Western traditions and philosophies symbolized by the Oroboros are immediately invoked. And to add further context, Luna embedded into the stomach of the crocodile the symbol for Eleggua, the Yoruba deity who observes and reports human folly and accomplishment throughout our journey between life and death. Taken as a whole, this multi-layered work cautions us to remember that, among other things, a deeper spiritual accountability remains an immutable force during the entire cycle of our lives: as if a predator waits patiently amongst the flowers.
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