Official data confirms #Amazon deforestation still soaring and new footage captures the horror — Western Globe News

Official data published today by the Brazilian Space Research Institute (INPE), detected deforestation alerts across an area of the Amazon rainforest over five and a half times the size of London in the last 12 months. 8,712km2 (871,200 hectares) of the Amazon saw deforestation alerts between August 1, 2020 and July 30, 2021 according to […]

Official data confirms #Amazon deforestation still soaring and new footage captures the horror — Western Globe News

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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5 Responses to Official data confirms #Amazon deforestation still soaring and new footage captures the horror — Western Globe News

  1. elcieloyelinfierno says:

    Es inconcebible como ha sucedido con el Impenetrable en el Chaco, incendios en Entre Rios, Córdoba y otras provincias en la República Argentina al igual como relatas en Brasil; que las Organizaciones Gubernamentales asociadas con los señores feudales, no tomen medidas y empleen la “doble moral” en los Organismos Internacionales. La ecología sustentable dejó de serlo hace tiempo, el Cambio Clímático ya esta a la vista, cuando paises isleños reclaman por su supervivencia en dos décadas además la extinción de flora y fauna de manera en algunos casos, irreversible. Un cordial saludo.

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  2. elcieloyelinfierno says:

    Reblogged this on Andando tras tu encuentro… and commented:
    Gracias a BARBARA CRANE NAVARRO – Proyecto de Arte de la Selva Tropical por su constante defensa del medio ambiente y de los pueblos originarios. Un cordial saludo a tod@s.

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