« La Magia de la Amazonia » and « Amazon Rainforest Magic » et « La Magie de l’Amazonie » ESPAÑOL – ENGLISH – FRANÇAIS – Libros de aventuras fantásticas para niños – Cuentos de la vida de los Yanomami en la selva amazónica – para edades de 8 a 12

Amazon Rainforest Magic: The adventures of Namowë, a Yanomami boy (Volume 1) For more Volume 1 details – in the USA, please click here: https://goo.GL/VmexDS For first volume details in the UK: Amazon Rainforest Magic: The adventures of Namowë, a Yanomami boy: Volume 1 Amazon Rainforest Magic: The adventures of Meromi, a Yanomami girl (Volume 2) […] […] […]

« La Magia de la Amazonia » and « Amazon Rainforest Magic » et « La Magie de l’Amazonie » ESPAÑOL – ENGLISH – FRANÇAIS – Libros de aventuras fantásticas para niños – Cuentos de la vida de los yanomami en la selva amazónica – para edades de 8 a 12 — Barbara Crane Navarro — Tiny Life — Barbara Crane Navarro

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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  3. Laura says:

    What a great video, you know part of what drew me to you was the mention of the Yanomami. I’ve watched a few documentaries about them over the years and wondered how they were faring through climate change. How great that you’re authoring books about them, I think they are amazing.

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    • Thank you so much, Laura!
      The current issue of gold miners ravaging their territory is the most pressing for the Yanomami because the mercury used to separate the gold from mud contaminates rivers, fish and people. Gold miners also propagate diseases; malaria, flu and Covid-19.
      The massive deforestation across the nine countries of the Amazon region in order to create gold mining pits, cattle pastures, soy plantations, palm oil plantations, to extract oil and sell exotic wood, is causing the rainforest to emit more CO2 than it absorbs which is altering the climate for all of us.

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      • Laura says:

        That is devastating. Are there no humanitarian groups or government agencies to create laws or do something to stop the gold miners from destroying this fragile ecosystem and the people it is killing? It seems like greed and wealth, as in so many countries, is the catalyst for annihilating the most vulnerable nature, the Amazon.

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      • The governments of Brazil, Venezuela and other countries are openly encouraging gold mining and other resource extraction in Indigenous lands.
        The Brazilian NGO APIB: https://apiboficial.org/sobre/?lang=en is suing Bolsonaro, with Indigenous lawyers, for crimes against humanity at the ICC in the Hague.
        They are the best hope for Indigenous rights in the Amazon.

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  4. Laura says:

    It’s interesting how government is supposed to be of the people and for the people, yet they’re a wave of toxicity and solely focused on an agenda that hurts and damages the planet and humanity. I hope the Brazilian NGO APIB is successful. The Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haadland, is an indigenous woman, the first ever cabinet for the US. Progress is being made.

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