Monument to Tulum’s Queen Marisa Urikab

Bronze, height - 2.3 m, Tulum (Mexico) 2014

On January 22nd in Mexico, was unveiled the monument to the “Cross”, dedicated to Queen Marisa Urikab. In the 19th century, an incredible thing happened: three crosses began to speak! They called the Mayan people to fight for their freedom against Spanish rule. The queen of Tulum, Marisa Urikab headed this popular movement, called the “Cult of speaking crosses”. The artist saw the image of the Maya goddess, Ichkhel, into the speaking crosses.