Eternal Flame of the Aztec
Museum archival print on Hahnemuhle Albrecht Durer textured paper. This paper was selected for it's fine texture and its ability to display the deep saturated colors of the piece.
Coincidentally in the early 16th century as the gold shields, art work, sculpture, and jewelries Cortez plundered from the Aztec's made it's way to Spain, Albrecht Durer the Northern European Renaissance great master saw these works and left behind his thoughts from 500 years ago:
Albrecht Durer: Journal Entry 27 August 1520
". . . I saw the things which have been brought to the King from the new land of gold, a sun all of gold a whole fathom broad, and a moon all of silver of the same size, also two rooms full of armor of the people there, and all manner of wondrous weapons of theirs, harness and darts, very strange clothing, beds, and all kinds of wonderful objects of human use, much better worth seeing than prodigies [myths, fairy tales].
All the days of my life I have seen nothing that rejoiced my heart so much as these things, for I saw amongst them wonderful works of art, and I marveled at the subtle Ingenui of men in foreign lands. Indeed I cannot express all that I thought there."