Huitzilopochtli 2336

September 2, 2016 through January 2, 2017  •  John C. Little, Sr. Park  •  Free public event on Saturday, October 1, 2016 

Huitzilopochtli 2336, part of the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture’s 2016 Art Interruptions, is an abstract multi-media installation that showcases the Rufous hummingbird, a migratory bird that annually travels thousands of miles from Mexico to its summer breeding grounds in the Pacific Northwest.

Known as the most fearless and ruthless of all North American hummingbirds, they echo the fierce Mexica (Aztec) hummingbird god of war and sun, Huitzilopochtli (wē′tsə-lō-pōch′tlē).  Accompanying the installation will be an audio component that will feature the natural sounds of the birds in flight (one day per month during the four-month exhibition).

Huitzilopochtli 2336 - Images & VR Experience 


Rufous Hummingbird


Art Interruptions, an annual temporary art program created by the Office of Arts & Culture, is funded by Seattle Department of Transportation 1% for Art funds.  

Special thanks to: City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (Marcia & Liz), 2016 Public Art Book Camp, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Parks and Recreation (Nick & Bill), David at Fremont Laser and DesignCapitol Hill Tool Library, the staff at Pacific SupplyMuseo Nacional de Antropología - INAHMuseo del Templo Mayor - INAH, the staff at the University of Washington Division of Student Life, my Mexico City cultural research team (Marcie, Tanya, Kat, Lorenzo, Martha, Ani, Ed), the Rodriguez family, the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Jesse for letting me borrow his pen.