Most of Guatemalan photographer Luis Gonzalez Palma’s photography deals with his mixed Latin and Mayan heritage, focusing on portraits of the indigenous people of Guatemala. However, in this series entitled Ara Solis, he turns his lens on the beautiful imagery of ships sailing across a sea of crumpled bed sheets.
The photographer retains his center of attention on his cultural background through these figurative representations. It appears to be symbolic of the European migration to the west and settlement in the Americas with a dream. Even the title of the series hints at the ritual practices of his ancestors at the “alter to the sun” where sacrifices were made to the gods for good fortune.