A seminal piece by Melvin González, famous Brunka mask maker, ceremonial diablito participant, and more recently, prolific and recognized painter. This painting (acrylic on canvas) marks one of his earlier canvases, heralding a prolific production and exploration period for this artist in this medium. Melvin has already established his name internationally for his carved masks, but more recently González is cultivationg acclaim for his highly detailed painted canvases depicting regional flora and fauna as well as themes exploring Brunka cosmology and history.
This particular work features the tireless and powerful hunter, kurá (jaguar), finally reaching his prey suturík (the deer) in a stream after a long chase.
- Tribe: Brunka
- Location: Southern Pacific Watershed, Costa Rica
- Size: 19” x 23” (48cm x 58.5 cm)