Mexico. – A Mexican girl, by name Maya Martinez Vazquez, drew Tláloc, the god of rain and lightning and was the winner of the XXV International Children’s Painting Competition in Japan.
The contest is organized by the MOA Museum of Fine Arts , from Atami, Japan and this year had nature as its theme, Maya without hesitation, captured Tláloc representing water.
My drawing represents life, since Tláloc is the god of water for the Aztecs, I wanted to use it and connect it with various elements of nature, such as the leaves of trees, since like other living beings they need this element to live ”Maya explained.
His work titled ‘Water is life‘participated with the works of others 500 thousand children from America, Asia, Europe, Oceania and Africa. The MOA Museum of Fine Arts recognized Maya’s triumph as it demonstrates the importance and goodness of art.
That Maya has won among almost half a million children in the world fills us with pride, not only because she is Mexican but because with this she demonstrates the importance and goodness that art has to generate spaces for meeting and for children to express what they think. and they feel, ”said the Museum.
With this contest, encourages children’s creativity, Besides that promotes the expression of ideas and feelings through art as a communication channel.
The museum was founded in 1982 by the Mokichi Okada Association and his collection has almost 3 thousand 500 works and Maya’s drawing will be exhibited for three months at the MOA.
Who is the winning Mexican girl of the art contest in Japan?
The talented Maya martinez It is Monterrey, Nuevo LeonHis father is a lover of Mexican history and his mother was a history teacher for 20 years.
For this reason, all these topics (Tláloc) we encourage them a lot. The historical question is something that we are both very passionate about. She began to fall in love with the character and that is how the Tláloc theme comes out for her drawing ”, she said Laura Vazquez, Maya’s mother, in an interview for Excelsior.
Maya’s participation in this contest was through her school, Sierra Nevada, one of the institutions that received the call from the United for Art Against Childhood Cancer Foundation.
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(With information from Adn40)