Mi Centro, Mi Cuenta, Mi Luna
(My Center, My Count, My Moon)
AnaKaren Ortiz Varela, 2017
A manifestation in color and rhythm of the following numbers: 7, 13, 91, 182, 273, 364, 2, 3, 4, 14, 21, 28. The numbers are of the sacred Mexica mathematics of the lunar orbit and the subtle energy of the moon. Mexica mathematics reveal a specific etymology of the name ?México?, which is commonly known to mean ?belly button of the moon? because it?s composed of the náhuatl words metztli, moon, xictli, belly button, and co, place. It could also be interpreted as ?place of the center of the moon.? Mexica mathematics point to a more appropriate definition: center of the lunar count.
The moon has 4 phases, each lasting 7 days, and a subtle energy, represented by the number 13.
The First quarter moon:
7x13= 91, successive sum of 1 through 13 (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13)
The New Moon:
14x13= 182, period of time it takes to plant and harvest corn
The Third Quarter:
21x13=273, period of human gestation
The Full Moon:
28x13=364, lunar count or the period of 13 moon orbits that fit in a year
Circles as a form of:
Rhythm, repetition as:
Retrospection a way to:
Náhuatl a language of all the aforementioned.
Náhuatl the language of the Mexica.