De Szyszlo’s sculptures and paintings are inspired by and borrow from traditional Incan imagery, and the Andean cultures that came before. Depicting scenes at times both ominous and lively, these paintings offer explosions of color, always with a totemic block of imagery at the forefront—these forms are reflected in his sculptures. The recurring shapes and motifs that repeat in each painting allow the colors in the background to feed off of their cultural capital. Representing symbols of worship, the works takes on meaning that spans the psychical and mystical beliefs of various communities over time. The colors read like moods, spreading out into different planes of consciousness. The emotional vitality of the paintings beckon the viewer for input. In doing so, the history that the artist represents becomes all the richer, containing within itself the totality of time. De Szyszlo succeeds in mapping out a past and perhaps also a future.