This thing portrays "Ai-Apaec", the decapitator deity of the Peruvian Moche culture. Not much is known about this civilization, except that they were pretty naughty & perverted and ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY LOVED to decapitate and skin their sacrificial victims, drinking their blood and de-fleshing their corpses afterwards. All this, in tribute to Ai-Apaec, their god, usually represented as a spider (8 legs...) wearing a neat-o necklace of human heads, a sacrificial blade in one hand and a severed head in the other. Just your regular family guy...
I decided to go the "were the gods astronauts?" path with this one. I just love the contrast between the dark arrogant looking alien and the fresh heads. The base is still WIP and will feature 4 cristal skulls, kindly cast in clear resin by my friend Eduardo Howaldt from Sao Paulo. Ok, I know that these skulls are usually related to some other Mexican cultures, but I couldn't resist using them... blame me!
Here it is in all its gory glory:
|a long time ago in far away galaxy...|
|going for the full monty!|