The El Nopal #39 "Heart of the Desert" is a special edition La Loteria sculpture from our Devotion Collection. This Zenwaro signature Loteria is a celebration of historic Mexican folklore, the natural beauty found in the desert landscape, and a bit of new-age artisan culture. We worked with the artist Rafael to adapt the traditional El Nopal Loteria card #39 infusing natures inspirational elements of the high desert terrain.
Large | 10”w x 14”h x 6”depth (placard + heart sculpture)
*Measurements include Loteria placard and anatomical heart sculpture.
Available with either Nopal Green or Prickly Purple anatomical heart sculptures. The heart sculpture securely mounts to the Loteria card can be removed and adjusted to hang exactly the way you prefer. The large ceramic card / tablet is equipped with a hook to hang securely on the wall.
This Loteria sculpture includes an anatomical heart sculpture cleverly crafted to have stinkingly similar features found on a prickly pear. A tasty fruit which sprout form paddles of Cacti or Nopales (Nopalea coccinellifera). The Prickly Heart is sculpted with twisted metal thorns protruding from all sides. The El Nopal #39 "Heart of the Desert" carries several design and artistic nuances "there is both beauty and harshness found in the desert ecology" also "that love can be both wonderful and painful at the same-time". Mostly this wonderful piece of wall is a thought provoking and eye catching work of art and will make a statement in your decor.
Artisanal Process of Creation
Very dense and durable ceramic which is fired in a Kiln that's heated by wood. Display Indoor or outdoor(in covered area). Equipped to hang on wall. A dimensional sculpture, that is fused with metal wires which allow the accents (heart sculpture) to be moved / manipulated.
The History of La Lotería...
Spanish for “the lottery”, Lotería is a card game that originated in Italy during the 15th century and was later brought to Mexico in the 1700's. Lotería began in the old country as a hobby for the richer or upper classes of Spanish society, but eventually the card games popularity thrived in Mexico to become a big tradition for all classes of Mexican society. Sometimes referred to as the "Mexican game of chance" Loteria is similar to bingo. Using images on a deck of cards instead of plain numbers on ping pong balls.
To learn more about the history of La Lotería, how the artwork of the cards has been cleverly translated on to these sculptures part of the Devotion Collection, and learn about the artist behind their creation we encourage you to click the following link and read our blog article!
La Lotería, A Game Of Chance Translated Into A Work Of Art