The Flayed One at VMFA

How cool is this guy !

The plaque at the museum says this is an ancient Mexican god who is shown wearing the skin of another human. (evidently not a modern horror idea) The peeling off of skin represents rebirth like a kernel of corn sprouting. I think this is the corn god. It looks like corn kernels under his skin. And those legs look like corn stalks going into the ground with feet not for walking.

 
I drew it  in 2011 and it makes me want to get some clay and do sculptures of primitive figures. You can see the drawing on my web site.
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