Street Murals by Colette Crutcher seen at 3498 16th St, San Francisco, San Francisco - Tonantsin Renace
Street Murals by Colette Crutcher seen at 3498 16th St, San Francisco, San Francisco - Tonantsin Renace
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Tonantsin Renace

Mural of an Aztec goddess embellished with relief sculpture, sheet metal and mosaic details. The present version was created in 1998. The original, La Madre Tonantsin, was painted in 1991 and was purely 2D.

Meet the Creator

"My career began with painting and printmaking, but my work now covers a broad spectrum, from very large to very small, from public to intensely personal, from abstract to figurative, and across a range of media: painting and drawing, collage, assemblage, paper mache, concrete, ceramic and mosaics.

I hope that a single voice can be distinguished speaking in all of these different tongues.

My public works, mostly mosaics, are concentrated in the Bay Area. I enjoy collaboration, and have worked fruitfully with ceramicist Aileen Barr, and with my painter/sculptor husband, Mark Roller.

I draw inspiration from the great artistic traditions of many cultures, from the artwork and energy of children, and from isolated, quirky individuals mining their own psyches for material. I particularly enjoy the artistic/architectural installations by outsider artists, from Simon Rodia to the Facteur Cheval, that I’ve been lucky enough to visit. I hope my future includes some projects of a similar scale and scope."

Available for commission/custom work