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Tutukila Consulting with His Mother, ©Juan Negrín, October 1973
Tiburcio Carrillo Sandoval, a.k.a. Tutukila, was born in 1949 in the community of Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlán. He was baptized Niukame, or "Sprouting Corn", in Huichol. Unlike other artists, Tutukila chose to represent specific myths related to him by the elders of his family in ten panel series. He developed an especially meticulous style that was difficult to create spontaneously, without falling into symmetrical platitudes. Having studied to become a bilingual teacher, he was eventually hired as a full time teacher in the state of Nayarit. There, he passed away in the 1980's after not having had much contact with his family or old friends in his last years.

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Before the Flood
Tutukila Carrillo
1973

Size: 36” x 42”
After the Flood
Tutukila Carrillo
1973

Size: 36" X 42"
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Tutukila Carrillo
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Size: 1.22 m x .89 m 
The Boy is Sacrificed
Tutukila Carrillo
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Size: 24” X 24” 
 

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