Genesis | Oil on wood | 40cm x 40cm
Chantal was invited by the "Guadalupe Museum" Zacatecas, Mexico. To produce a unique interpretation of The Genesis to mark their 100 year anniversary. The exhibition was titled “Génesis in principio – Una Miranda contemporánea”. It traveled to other museums throughout Mexico.
The word "genesis" has Latin and Greek roots and refers to the origin or principle of something. With the Latin word "in principle", that is, "in the beginning" so the first book of the Bible appears. The 'Genesis: In principo' exhibition offered a contemporary reinterpretation of the first nine chapters of the book Genesis, which were grouped by their verses into 50 different themes. Each work measured 40 by 40 cm, with each artist free to provide their own unique interpretation of the subject matter.
The exhibition was divided into three thematic areas for engagement. The first was called Creation, Chaos and Order, which tells the story of creation, the arrival of Adam, man in paradise and the creation of Eve. The second nucleus was titled De-creation. The struggle of good against evil , and tells the tale of temptation and the original sin, the expulsion from paradise, the story of Cain and Abel and the spread of evil on earth. And the third and last thematic was called Recreation. The universal flood and the covenant of God , and the announcement of the flood, the entry into the ark, the withdrawal of the waters, the departure of the ark and the covenant of God with Noah.
Chantal Meza's contribution featured as part of the de-creation thematic and addressed
Genesis 6: Concerning Noah & the Flood
This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.
10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.
11 The earth was all corrupted before God and full of violence. Seeing, then, God that everything on Earth was corruption, since all flesh had corrupted its way on Earth, God said to Noah: 'The end of all flesh has come to my presence, for the Earth is filled with violence because of of men, and I am going to exterminate them from Earth.'