Patricia Martin Morales
2022

Patricia Martin Morales

Artist

history’s preservation through artistic reproduction

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Patricia Martin Morales began her artistic work in the 1980s, founding a small workshop in Muna, Yucatán, Mexico. For over 30 years she has worked on ceramic reproductions of Mayan art. Her work has been recognized worldwide thanks to the excellent quality and her ability to paint and reproduce the polychrome of ancient Mayan vessels. The surprising quality that she has developed has led her to exhibit her works in various museums of the Mayan culture throughout the world. Today, her workshop, Los Ceibos, can be visited.

history’s preservation through artistic reproduction
Nominated by: Joe Rohde FN'10
Class of 2022 Location Yucatán

During a career of more than thirty years, I have worked in the reproduction of Mayan art, in particular polychrome figurines and vases. During this time, little-by-little in my workshop, we have been perfecting the work. This has led me to stand out in cultural and artistic aspects. In the region, my work has been recognized as one of the best in its class.

“I hope that the following generations understand the importance of doing a job like this, because it is something that our Mayan ancestors have been doing for centuries.”

- Patricia Martin Morales

Experts from archeology have recognized me and supported me in terms of the dissemination of my work. I have taught small courses and workshops on Mayan art in primary schools to inform the basic aspects of the ceramic work that I do. I have participated in cultural exhibitions, and collaborated with universities nearby and abroad.

I consider that it is important and essential to make known my cultural and artistic roots. In the same way, I hope that the following generations understand the importance of doing a job like this, because it is something that our Mayan ancestors have been doing for centuries. Therefore, this understanding will prevent it from disappearing.

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