This broadside was made with the poetry written by the Aztec Emperor Nezahuacoyotl who was a philosopher, warrior, architect, poet and ruler (tlatoani) of the city-state of Texcoco in pre-Columbian Mexico.
This concertina features hand made examples of font families. As a metaphor of the different kinds of font types, I used flowers as a representation of the different kinds of fonts that make up a family. The water lilies , orchids and magnolia blossoms and cherry blossoms are different kinds of flowers but each has a place either in the water, the tropics or the trees, and yet even though they belong in different places, they all belong to the family of flowers.
This is the second of a series of illustrative paintings.