Author Archives: Barbara Crane Navarro - Rainforest Art Project

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.

« Gli Yanomami pensano e parlano con l’anima della terra, dei fiumi, delle montagne, della luna, delle stelle e del sole. »

Questo mese gli Yanomami celebreranno il 30° anniversario della demarcazione del loro territorio, una pietra miliare nella lotta per i diritti dei popoli indigeni. Le loro terre sono protette in teoria ma non di fatto…Il presidente brasiliano Bolsonaro sostiene i … Continue reading

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Stellarium — Existe Guarani em São Paulo

Stellarium é um planetário de código aberto para o seu computador. Ele mostra um céu realista em três dimensões igual ao que se vê a olho nu, com binóculos ou telescópio. Recursos céu catálogo padrão de mais de 600.000 estrelas … Continue reading

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INFLACIÓN VERDE: LA DISPUTA POR LOS RECURSOS NATURALES — Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina

Eduardo Gudynas 09/05/2022 Imagen: Vanguardia La actual crisis de inflación que sacude al mundo es distinta a las anteriores. Un grupo de grandes economías está intentando dejar atrás los combustibles fósiles para evitar el cambio climático. 1,541 more words INFLACIÓN VERDE: … Continue reading

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« Os Yanomami pensam e falam com a alma da terra, dos rios, das montanhas, da lua, das estrelas e do sol. »

Neste mês, os Yanomami comemoram os 30 anos da demarcação de seu território, um marco na luta pelos direitos dos povos indígenas. Suas terras são protegidas em teoria, mas não de fato…O presidente brasileiro Bolsonaro apoia garimpeiros ilegais e incentiva … Continue reading

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Why Old-Growth Forests Matter So Much in the Fight Against Climate Change — Mother Jones

Few experiences have rendered me as awestruck as the winter morning I spent wandering through a grove of ancient sequoias, their sienna bark glowing against the snowy ground. 560 more words Why Old-Growth Forests Matter So Much in the Fight Against … Continue reading

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Reptiles pequeños amenazados por la urbanización y minería en América Latina! — Stigmatis

Flying snake (Chrysopelea paradisi paradisi) hiding in the forest. Aprende más sobre las serpientes Quito | 11 may 2022 Los reptiles de pequeño tamaño se enfrentan en América Latina a amenazas como la urbanización y la minería en zonas con … Continue reading

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«Los Yanomami piensan y hablan con el alma de la tierra, los ríos, las montañas, la luna, las estrellas y el sol.»

Este mes, los Yanomami celebrarán el 30 aniversario de la demarcación de su territorio, un hito en la lucha por los derechos de los pueblos indígenas. Sus tierras están protegidas en teoría pero no de hecho…El presidente brasileño Bolsonaro apoya … Continue reading

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Violência na floresta: relatório Yanomami mostra rotina de terror imposta por garimpeiros!

Organização checou relatos com dados oficiais do distrito de saúde, comprovando a cronologia dos episódios narrados Crateras abertas por garimpeiros em terra Yanomami. Bruno Kelly /Hutukara Associação Yanomami   Por Redação RBA São Paulo – A Hutukara Associação Yanomami divulgou … Continue reading

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What Can Indigenous Worldviews Bring to Space Exploration? As It Turns Out, a Lot! — Mother Jones

This story was originally published by Undark and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk partnership. In his 1962 Moon speech, then-President John F. 1,639 more words What Can Indigenous Worldviews Bring to Space Exploration? As It Turns Out, a Lot. — Mother … Continue reading

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« Les Yanomami pensent et parlent avec l’âme de la terre, des rivières, des montagnes, de la lune, des étoiles et du soleil. » 

Ce mois-ci, les Yanomami célébreront le 30e anniversaire de la démarcation de leur territoire, un événement marquant dans la lutte pour les droits des peuples autochtones. Leurs terres sont protégées en théorie mais pas en fait… Le président brésilien Bolsonaro … Continue reading

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