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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.

EXPOSITION “Pas de Cartier !” – Les YANOMAMI et les ARBRES – Mines d’or et articles de luxe en or / COVID-19 propagé par des mineurs d’or…

Comment Cartier concilie-t-il son modèle d’affaires d’extraction d’or qui détruit les arbres et dégrade la vie des autochtones avec ses expositions d’art “Nous les arbres” et “La lutte Yanomami”? Les articles publiés lors de l’exposition de la Fondation Cartier “La … Continue reading

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Il vero costo dei gioielli di lusso: i cartelli riciclano denaro per droga vendendo oro a sangue a Cartier e altri nel settore del lusso, e lo Yanomami e altri popoli indigeni sta pagando il prezzo – aggiornato!

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L’oro illegale è il modo più redditizio per i cartelli della droga, i gruppi terroristici, i trafficanti di armi, la mafia, i banchieri senza scrupoli e i commercianti e mediatori di oro internazionali per…

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El verdadero costo de las joyas de lujo: los carteles lavan dinero de las drogas vendiendo oro en sangre a Cartier y a otros en la industria del lujo, y los Yanomami y otros comunidades indígenas están pagando el precio – actualizado!

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El oro ilegal es la forma más lucrativa para que los carteles de la droga, los grupos terroristas, los traficantes de armas, la mafia, los banqueros sin escrúpulos y los comerciantes y corredores internacionales…

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Le vrai coût des bijoux de luxe: les cartels blanchissent l’argent de la drogue en vendant l’or de sang à Cartier et à d’autres dans l’industrie du luxe et les Yanomami et autres peuples indigènes en paient le prix – actualisé!

Originally posted on Barbara Crane Navarro:
L’or illégal est le moyen le plus lucratif pour les cartels de la drogue, les groupes terroristes, les trafiquants d’armes, la mafia, les banquiers sans scrupules ainsi que les négociants et les courtiers internationaux…

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O verdadeiro custo das jóias de luxo: os cartéis lavam dinheiro com drogas vendendo ouro para Cartier e outros no setor de luxo, e os Yanomami e outros povos indígenas estão pagando o preço – atualizado!

Originally posted on Barbara Crane Navarro:
O ouro ilegal é a maneira mais lucrativa para cartéis de drogas, grupos terroristas, traficantes de armas, a máfia, banqueiros inescrupulosos e comerciantes e corretores internacionais de ouro para lavar dinheiro porque, diferentemente da…

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The true cost of luxury jewelry: Cartels launder drug money selling BLOOD GOLD to Cartier and others in the luxury industry and the Yanomami and other indigenous people pay the price – update!

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Illegal gold is the most lucrative way for drug cartels, terrorist groups, arms traffickers, the mafia, unscrupulous bankers as well as international gold traders and brokers to launder money because, contrary to cocaine, gold…

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La febbre dell’oro, COVID-19 e il genocidio Yanomami – aggiornato

Originally posted on Barbara Crane Navarro:
Temevo questa notizia da quando i primi casi di COVID-19 sono stati riportati in Brasile il 25 febbraio. Adesso è successo Dopo un test di screening del coronavirus, Alvanei Xirizana, un giovane Yanomami di…

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La fiebre del oro, COVID-19 y el genocidio Yanomami – actualizado

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Temía esta noticia desde que se informaron los primeros casos de COVID-19 en Brasil el 25 de febrero. Ahora ha sucedido. Después de una prueba de detección de coronavirus, Alvanei Xirizana, un joven Yanomami…

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A febre de ouro, COVID-19 e o genocídio Yanomami – atualizado

Originally posted on Barbara Crane Navarro:
Temo essa notícia desde que os primeiros casos de COVID-19 foram relatados no Brasil em 25 de fevereiro. Agora isso aconteceu. Após um teste de triagem de coronavírus, Alvanei Xirizana, um jovem Yanomami de…

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La fièvre de l’or, COVID-19 et le génocide des Yanomami – actualisé

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Je redoute cette nouvelle depuis que les premiers cas de COVID-19 ont été signalés au Brésil le 25 février. Maintenant c’est arrivé. Après avoir été testé positif pour le coronavirus, Alvanei Xirizana, un jeune…

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