The Hopi would tell Mr. AZ that he was being cared for by Madl. In Hopi mythology, Madl is the Kachina spirit dedicaded to the troubled soul seeking penance. Madl watches over these souls and keeps them safe until they find inner peace.
Over time the Hopi believed Mr AZ did find peace and he devoted his life to the Kachina spirit Madl. He has built a monument dedicated to the spirit and dwells within.
This piece was a private commission.