Chicano Cyberpunk is a series of 1/1 NFT art pieces by Santos de Los Angeles that visually tell the magical realistic story of sacred beings from Aztec-Toltec spirituality that are born in the age of the metaverse with the goal to help decolonize the Children of the Sun, the Chicanos of Aztlan. These sacred beings have to first remember their own divine nature, and that is where the problem begins...
The Chicano Cyberpunk OGs are currently part of the private collection of the NFT Chicano Art Gallery, and will not be available as a public sale, as they were not created for the purpose of making a product, but rather to tell a story. A generative NFT art collection based on the Chicano Cyberpunk OGs will become available for minting in the 4th quarter of 2022.
The Chicano OG generative NFTs will be tentatively released as 1492 PFPs of each character and a derivative collection: Decolonized Players.
It is the dawn of Chicuace Tonatiuh, the 6th Sun, and the ancestors are beyond fed up with the mankind. They are most enraged by the treatment of the Children of the Sun, the descendants of Anahuac who have suffered 600 years of oppression by men who have lost connection with the earth and all our relations.
Mankind has rediscovered the dream realm, the place they call the metaverse, but lacking in spiritual understanding, they threaten to repeat all the mistakes they have committed in the physical world. The wasicu men want to create barriers to keep out most of humanity, they want to gate keep and monetize every corner of this infinite space.
The huehuecayotzitzihuan, the sacred ancestors in omeyocan, the place of duality are making sacrifices asking the teteotl, the sacred beings to be born among barrios of Aztlan so that they may guide the scattered Children of the Sun back into the ancient ways. Ce Acatl is born in colonized Yang Na, the land known as Los Angeles
And so it happens that the first of the sacred ones, Ce Acatl (One Reed) is born in the hood. As other sacred beings in the past, Ce Acatl is born as a helpless child who depends on his parents and his community to guide him so that he can grow into the leader that the people need. That is the problem.
The community he is born into is so colonized and full of toxicity that he experiences the exact hardships that the ancestors had seen. And sometimes no matter how sacred his energy is when he is born, he is weighed down by the suffering of the people around him, and without any elders, medicine men and women, no teachers of the old ways to help him navigate the coldhearted city he is growing up in... he gets caught up.
This is how the story of Chicano Cyber punk begins.
Coatlicue is one of the teteotl, (sacred ones) who is born among the Children of the Sun. She who is a goddess, possessing all the life giving power of mother earth herself, must endure the abuse and disrespect that all the women of Aztlan endure. Ever since the arrival of the colonizers, the divine feminine has not occupied a role in the spirituality of Anahuac. And with this loss of respect for the sacred feminine, a loss of respect for all femininity has followed. And Coatlicue must struggle to not allow the indoctrination of her community that she loves to make her doubt her power.
Coyote did not need to be invited to come to assist the Children of the Sun because he has never left. He is a sacred being who is to be respected, and feared. He feels no sympathy for the Children of the Sun believing they are responsible for their own circumstances.
Even still, he is a teacher. But his ways of teaching are often misunderstood because often so much suffering surrounds his methods.
If the sacred ones are able to succeed in decolonizing themselves and help heal the Children of the Sun from 600 years of colonization, then maybe they will be able to bring about an age of Toltecayotl, Art of Living. If they succeed in their mission, they will be able to open the doors to the metaverse and found Yancuic Teotihucan (the New Place Where Humans Become Gods)