So today I did my own research on Mexican culture. I learned that utilitarian Mexican arts like pots, ceramics, jewelry, etc. are called “artesania” and that it is a blend between the Native and Spanish cultures.
Today I decided to make another coin celebrating artesania. I tried using bright, almost neon, colors with an abstract mascot. For the mascot of the coin, I went with my favorite Mexican Bigfoot, the Chupacabra, or Goat Sucker.
I had always thought that the Chupacabra had been a legend for centuries but I found out today that it only was created in the nineties. In 1995, some farmers found their goats’ blood sucked right out and an urban legend was soon born. It has been “sighted” all across the Americas as far north as Maine and as far south as Chile. It’s suppose to be a mix between dog, reptile, bat, kangaroo, and demon. What it is, if anything, no one really knows.