At the end of a 13-Baktun Cycle, time speeds up, like the winding of a tether ball. The people of the earth become distracted by materialism and corruption, which were depicted by the Maya in the form of the 7 Macau (the Big Dipper); a beautifully colored bird who represents the pride of the world which emerges toward the end of a World Cycle. The 7 Macau (featured upside down on the pen barrel – beneath the Milky Way) is consumed with Ego; his cry is “Look at me – I am so beautiful – Look at me!”. The 7 Macau’s counterpart is One Hanahpu (featured with arms outstretched on the pen barrel), the Father God or Sun Deity who represents balance and humility in the universe. It is the return of One Hanahpu that restores balance to the world at the beginning of a new World Cycle. The 7 Macau is deceived by One Hanahpu’s sons, the Hero Twins; who trick him into believing that he really is the ruler of the universe. The 7 Macau is toppled by the Hero Twins (featured on the pen barrel) ushering in the return of the reigning One Hanahpu who emerges from the underworld, represented by the Maya as a frog (featured on the bottom of the pen barrel) or crocodile (featured on the barrel of the pen). One Hanahpu rules the universe with power, restoring all things to their original order. Materialism and corruption are replaced by spirituality and integrity; Ego is replaced by selflessness; old is sacrificed for new and darkness is replaced by light.
The 2012 Collection will stand as a tribute to the enduring wisdom of the Mayan culture as well as the precision and accuracy with which they predicted the conditions of the world and events in the heavens in our day. The 2012 Collection combines the centuries-old technique of Guilloche with the art and expertise of Hard Enamel.