My life long obsession with ancient Maya, which started with a few illustrated books I had as a child. It is often a mystery to me why something is deeply fascinating and feels somehow connected…

Almost all of the family did their DNA testing by now. No, we didn’t find any Maya connection but a little bit of Amazonian (!), Thai (!), North African and Turkish ancestry, all to complete surprise. And being all over Europe, which wasn’t such a big surprise. I, being from Moscow, have a distant cousin who is somehow a complete native of the area of Britain I moved to. We all are so connected. Our cultures and histories are shared. Of course I will never accept any form of nationalism or a notion of “cultural appropriation”. I will be very stubborn in this, as the biggest Neanderthal of the family…

Art is available here: https://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/alexandra-cook-11154/artwork#/category=Maya%20Inspired%20Art&mode=search&page=1

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