Brazil’s ecosystem of crime in the Amazon (commentary) – Mongabay.com — Tiny Life

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Brazil’s ecosystem of crime in the Amazon (commentary) – Mongabay.com — Tiny Life

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 Brazil’s ecosystem of crime in the Amazon (commentary) – Mongabay.com — Tiny Life

  1. Pingback: Brazil’s ecosystem of crime in the Amazon (commentary) – Mongabay.com — Tiny Life | Ned Hamson's Second Line View of the News

  2. pflkwy says:

    Não vejo em algum site só de a destruição do meio ambiente dos EUA, Canadá, Europa ocidental. Fia a pergunta só as florestas amazônicas são o filtro do planeta. Tem vários estudos científicos que afirma que os oceanos são os maiores controlador absorvendo o carbono que a humanidade joga na atmosfera. Portanto, para mi isso não passa de campanha orquestradas para se desviar a real. Existe muitas ONGs que levam muito dinheiro para divulgar essa falácia sobre a destruição da floresta amazônica.

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  3. pflkwy says:

    O Brasil tem que prezevar os povos nativos, como acho que outras nações tem também de cuidarem dos seus nativos. Porém, não se pode passar um pano para Os EUA, Canadá, Austrália, essas nações cometeram crimes contra esses povos primitivos, destruíram tudo que havia de cultura, prenderam em campos de concentração (reservas) em nome do desenvolvimento, não presevaram e não preservam no presente. Portanto, não podemos ser hipócritas de só achar que Brasil e Venezuela estão destruindo seus povos primitivos. Pesquisei muito sobre esse assunto sobre os povos nativos globalmente.

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