Chantal Meza & Brad Evans
Explosion of fate, 2016
Intervention on barrel & Poem on clay, 3m x 3m
Public Collection. Barrel Museum, Zacatecas, Mex.
This artwork was commission by the Vineyard "Tierra Adentro" Zacatecas, Mexico, for its 'Barrel Museum'.
It was also a collaboration with the Political Philosopher Brad Evans with his poem 'Explosion of fate'.
EXPLOSION OF FATE
by Brad Evans, 2016
Red skies burn
Over Zacatecas Skies
Like the dust reaching
For the heavens
A contradiction of times
Giving rise to memories
Of this bitter sweet land
Where hopes and pains collide
Passing through tender hands
But the earth returns silent
And so the poets retreat
To gaze upon Eros
And her landscapes of wine
So the dust falls to earth
And the memory awakes
To the dawn of a new tomorrow
And this explosion of fate
The Museum holds a permanent collection of Interventions on wine Barrels by Mexican artists.
" My piece was the first one to be completely broken apart and abstracted from its original form. Due to my experience working with stone, I wanted not only to carve the wood, but use the internal natural red colour to inspire my subject. A sculpture in which the wine becomes the “blood” that will preserve and regenerate live. "
The opening of the Museo de la Barrica, which shows works by plastic artists from Zacatecas such as Inés Cusi, Sara María Terrazas, Susana Salinas, Gabriela Ruanova López, Chantal Meza and Gabriela Rodríguez Rivapalacio,
Tierra Adentro's highlights the benefits of Culture with exhibitions by Zacatecas artists at its "Barrel Museum".
The works of art are by different renowned artists who, using oak barrels, have been able to capture their art with various techniques and themes.
Other relevant links
The main material of the building; construction with earth is an artisanal and rustic work, like the process to create wine,
With its first vintage in 2010, Tierra Adentro is the crown jewel of Campo Real Vinícola, a project over 40 years in the making.
Something you cannot miss in this place is the unique Museo de la Barrica, a place that in addition to smelling like oak.