Dawn of a Deity
This piece represents the rebirth of Kukulkan or Quetzalcoatl (feathered serpent). The 3 nests and the wooden flower are the stages that we go through in our lives (childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age). The wooden flower represents childhood, and the nests represent the other stages of life.
Artist: BRAYNER BRENES
Born in Costa Rica in 1975, Brayner began his first jade carvings in 2014, as a hobby. Later, in 2015, he obtained a contract with the Costa Rican Jade Museum and in 2017 he arrived in Antigua Guatemala, where he was already known for his complex work and where he dedicated himself to touring the jade workshops and sharing his knowledge in carving. In 2017, he worked as an assistant to teacher Dante Lopez at Jade Maya in Antigua Guatemala.