PERROS SAGRADOS Y SUS CHAMANES is an art show honoring shamans and the Mexican hairless dog, the xoloitzcuintle.  While working on the series, "Legends from the Realm of Nepantla", I discovered that the majority of my own personal issues came from ancestral trauma.  I produced a new body of work to honor the healing  process of spiritual transformation, ie the death of the self and it's preparation. Utilizing, the Mexican iconic symbols of the xoloitzcuintle, a 3,000 year old Prehispanic guide dog that was once buried with the dead and my reinterpretation of a modern day shaman,  I was able to create a Mexican Baroque spiritual story of personal growth. The shaman is dressed in camouflage pants and a helmet  (symbols of conflict) that carries the popular healing tree branches, the pirul, and laurel, the herb that stands for victory in Europe.