London, United Kingdom
Painting - Gouache On Arches Paper
Caspi Shungu - Corazón del Arbol (Heart of the Tree)
In this painting, we see the spirits materialising into earthly existence through the puca lupuna tree which is a threshold between the two worlds. Sometimes animal spirits appear human and can procreate with women.
Two shamans sit at the foot of a puca lupuna tree smoking their pipes. They chant the icaro of the tree to liberate diverse spirits through the shungu or heart of the tree. You see the sachavaca (tapir), sapo (frog), lagartos (lizards) and the unicornio dorado (golden unicorn) which represents the source waters of life: water that preserves life and which we drink.
February 18th, 2013
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