Zarco and Himself

Self Portrait. Mixed Media, 2000. NFS In Exhibition “Caras y Mascaras” at the Musem of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona till April 2005.

Viento 2003

Viento 2003 Mixed Media by Zarco Guerrero. $1,250. Fiberglass painted with acrylics, decorated with lamb's wool and seashells.

Tormenta 2003

Tormenta 2003 by Zarco Guerrero. $1,500. This mask has been used yearly by Primavera Ballet Folklorico during Xicanindio's Annual Día de Los Muertos Festivals, the first Sunday of November in [...]

La Voz Verde 2003

La Voz Verde 2003. $1,250 Mixed Media by Zarco Guerrero. Fiberglass painted with acrylics. Decorated with bull horns, fox fur and turquoise jewelry.


Mulata by Zarco Guerrero. Mixed Media, Fox Fur and feathers. 25" x 20" x 8". $900.

Anciano 2003

Anciano 2003 by Zarco Guerrero. $1,500. Mixed Media with Deer Antlers and Fox fur. Mask is utilized by Primavery Dance Company on their yearly performance of " La Mascarada" during the Día [...]

Inspired by the vast legacy of the Mexican mask tradition, it has been my intention to create a new type of mask to suit the sensibility of modern man and to reintegrate its use in society as a vital means of cultural and artistic expression. By blending figurative realism with natural elements, a new image is gestated which is simultaneously human and animal. This new mask strips away our civilized veneer in order to stress out instinctual impulses. A symbolic link is established between man and nature which echoes a primal message of man’s dependency on animals and a cosmic order. The furs and horns can be likened to the Nagual (an Aztec term used to describe the Guardian Spirit of Man – while emphasizing his animal characteristic and nature. Thus the term Nagual Mask is used to describe this modern style of mask.

The Nagual Masks are made exclusively to dance “La Mascarada” – the Dance of the Masks – during the annual Día de Los Muertos Festival in Mesa, Arizona.

The masks are first modeled in clay and cast into durable light weight fiberglass and adorned with bull, goat horns or deer antlers. The fur is usually fox or sheep wool, recyled from previously used fur coats.

Because of this difficult conditions in using fiberglass, only 6 – 10 Nagual masks are produced in a year.

Zarco Guerrero
Arizona 1980

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