“We are the few inhabitants of the forest who survived your fathers’ and grandfathers’ epidemic fumes. This is why I want to speak to you. Do not be deaf to my words! Stop your people from ravaging our land and making us die too!”- Yanomami spokesman and shaman Davi Kopenawa
-The Falling Sky  


Yanomami observant un site minier d’or sur leur territoire Montage photo – Barbara Crane Navarro (Cette vidéo contient des images stroboscopiques – la vigilance du spectateur est conseillée) Regarder (version anglais): https://bit.ly/ShamanMessage version portugaise: https://bit.ly/MensagemdoXama «Hey – Regardez nous Nous vous voyons Nous avons essayé de vous montrer Vous n’avez jamais pris la peine d’apprendre[…]


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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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10 Responses to ÉCOUTER LE MESSAGE DU CHAMAN YANOMAMI 🦉 — Barbara Crane Navarro

  1. gary j says:

    it is possible that people, many people, have not learnt silence like trees know silence. great civilizations have prospered and grown in a cave of hollywood, a cave of wealth and technology. Loving illusion to provide guidance. there is only one tree, it is all trees. like water is one, air is one, planet is one. the shaman is one. strangest of all is that we really want to be like the shaman, but distracted so easily. peace and love to you all. greetings from Oz.

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  4. 🌺 vendo essas crianças lindas, não posso deixar de me sentir também responsável pela desgraça de seu povo…e envergonhada por quem deveria protege-los fazer questão de cobrir os olhos 😔

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