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This Artist Reimagined Iconic Nintendo Characters As Beautiful Mayan Paintings

Somebody just 1UP'd their art game.

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Artist Sita Navas from Tucson, Arizona reimagined iconic Nintendo Smash Bros. characters as Mayan paintings, drawing inspiration from the ancient Mesoamerican art style.

"The project started about two years ago when my sister and I were putting together a video game themed group show in her gallery," Navas told BuzzFeed.

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"I knew I wanted to do a Super Metroid themed piece, but was kind of at a loss for how to represent it," she said. "Then one day, when I went to work, I came across an image of the Mayan calendar on a customer's shirt."

"It felt like getting punched in the face as images went racing through my head of how I could combine one of my favorite childhood games with the intricate, beautiful art of the Mayan culture."

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"My family on my father's side is from Mexico City, so I realized a connection to the art style right away and it felt very natural."

"I have been a long time fan of the Smash Bros. series, starting with the N64 all the way up to the Wii U. Games in general were a huge part of my childhood."

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"My sister and I would stay up really late playing Donkey Kong Country."

In the meantime, check out Sita Navas' artwork at RetroNerdStudio's Etsy shop, and follow her on Facebook and Instagram!

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