Quieren encontrar ORO, ¡fue su codicia lo que mató a la mayoría de nuestros mayores hace mucho tiempo!

Yanomami shabono – casa comunal, Alto Orinoco, Amazonas, Venezuela
foto – Barbara Crane Navarro

Como dice el portavoz Yanomami Davi Kopenawa en su libro “La caída del cielo”: “En el pasado, no teníamos que hablar del bosque con ira porque no conocíamos a todas estas blancos devoradores de tierra y árboles. Nuestros pensamientos estaban tranquilos. Solo escuchamos nuestras propias palabras y canciones de los espíritus xapiri. Esto es lo que queremos poder hacer nuevamente .

Si tu mente no estuviera tan cerrada, ¡estarías expulsando a los devoradores de tierra de nuestro bosque! … No sabes cómo hacer nada con el bosque. Solo sabes cortar y quemar los árboles, cavar hoyos en el suelo y contaminar los ríos. Sin embargo, ¡no te pertenece y ninguno de ustedes lo creó!

Todas estas palabras se han acumulado en mí desde que conocí a los blancos. … Tal vez terminen diciéndose a sí mismos, “¡Eso es! ¡Nuestros grandes hombres no tienen sabiduría! ¡No permitiremos que destruyan el bosque! “Sé que las personas mayores no escucharán fácilmente mi discurso porque han estado pensando en minerales y mercancías durante mucho tiempo. “

¡Por favor, ayuden a los Yanomami y otros pueblos indígenas que sufren la devastación de la minería de oro y diamantes!

¡No compre oro para regalos de Navidad!

Di NO al oro sucio, ¡NO al oro de sangre!

About Barbara Crane Navarro - Rainforest Art Project

I'm a French artist living near Paris. From 1968 to 1973 I studied at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, then at the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, California, for my BFA. My work for many decades has been informed and inspired by time spent with indigenous communities. Various study trips devoted to the exploration of techniques and natural pigments took me originally to the Dogon of Mali, West Africa, and subsequently to Yanomami communities in Venezuela and Brazil. Over many years, during the winters, I studied the techniques of traditional Bogolan painting. Hand woven fabric is dyed with boiled bark from the Wolo tree or crushed leaves from other trees, then painted with mud from the Niger river which oxidizes in contact with the dye. Through the Dogon and the Yanomami, my interest in the multiplicity of techniques and supports for aesthetic expression influenced my artistic practice. The voyages to the Amazon Rainforest have informed several series of paintings created while living among the Yanomami. The support used is roughly woven canvas prepared with acrylic medium then textured with a mixture of sand from the river bank and lava. This supple canvas is then rolled and transported on expeditions into the forest. They are then painted using a mixture of acrylic colors and Achiote and Genipap, the vegetal pigments used by the Yanomami for their ritual body paintings and on practical and shamanic implements. My concern for the ongoing devastation of the Amazon Rainforest has inspired my films and installation projects. Since 2005, I've created a perfomance and film project - Fire Sculpture - to bring urgent attention to Rainforest issues. To protest against the continuing destruction, I've publicly set fire to my totemic sculptures. These burning sculptures symbolize the degradation of nature and the annihilation of indigenous cultures that depend on the forest for their survival.
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2 Responses to Quieren encontrar ORO, ¡fue su codicia lo que mató a la mayoría de nuestros mayores hace mucho tiempo!

  1. nedhamson says:

    Reblogged this on Ned Hamson's Second Line View of the News and commented:
    They want to find GOLD, it was their greed that killed most of our elders long ago!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Quieren encontrar ORO, ¡fue su codicia lo que mató a la mayoría de nuestros mayores hace mucho tiempo! — Barbara Crane Navarro – Tiny Life

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