Statement from the local Tucson artist:
The intention of this series, ‘The Socratic Codices- The Eleven Eleven Series’ is to shine a light on the phenomenon of age-old esoteric relationships found in every aspect of human experience. Each piece in the series has its own theme combining a coherent family of four elements. These families range from the familiar four directions to the lesser known (in Western culture) Bhutanese motif of the four harmonious friends,
the elephant, hare, monkey and partridge. To date, I have compiled research from over the past twenty years to produce the imagery. All in toll, I have gathered and outlined more than eighty families, a remarkable collection but I must point out, I did not discover them but rather stumbled on their symbolic commonalities.
Ruben’s website: www.rubenurreamoreno.com.
My husband and I have seen various shows with Ruben’s art over the years, including some for El Dia de Los Muertos. Stop by the reception on Saturday November 5 (6 to 10 p.m.) at Contreras Gallery to meet Ruben & to view his new works. Contreras is located between 7th and 6th Avenues on E. 6th Street.