Una historia llena de sentido para niños y adultos – “La Magia de la Amazonia Las aventuras de Namowë, un niño Yanomami”

Barbara Crane Navarro

ilustración de “La Magia de la Amazonia Las aventuras de Meromi,una niña Yanomami”

La Magia de la Amazonia describe el viaje de un niño Yanomami a través de la selva amazónica para encontrar una cura para su hermana enferma. Encuentra animales y plantas parlantes que lo ayudan. El cuento está escrito en la línea de “El libro de la selva“, un libro aparentemente para niños que es igualmente relevante para los adultos.

El lenguaje es divertido y original, sobre todo cuando los diferentes personajes hablan y traman entre ellos como la Anguila eléctrica o Hierba del Retroceso (lo que hace que quien pise en él se pierda).

Las costumbres y los hechos reales Yanomami se entrelazan con relatos imaginarios inesperados y sorprendentes.

Obtenemos una imagen precisa de una comunidad ancestral; técnicas de caza y pesca, alojamiento, arte y costumbres sociales – una forma de vida hoy amenazada.


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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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