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.

Amazônia é fundamental para atingir metas climáticas globais, diz Carlos Nobre — Ecoamazônia

Se for mantido o atual ritmo de desmatamento, degradação e queimada da Amazônia, algo entre 50% e 70% da floresta estará perdida entre 30 a 50 anos. 43 more words Amazônia é fundamental para atingir metas climáticas globais, diz Carlos Nobre … Continue reading

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Wade Davis Defends the Indigenous — Brimmings: up from the well

I’m a big fan of history, authentic history that’s unshackled from bias. I like knowing what really happened, when and how, and the lessons we can draw from history, lest we repeat its follies. Sometimes, though, history is like lining … Continue reading

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Desmatamento contra Povos Indígenas – I « Eu entendi que nossa terra poderia realmente ser destruída pelos brancos… »

« Então eu decidi defendê-lo e fiquei tipo ‘Isso é bom! Agora que os brancos inventaram seu discurso ‘ecológico’, eles não devem se contentar em repeti-lo em vão para fazer dele novas mentiras. Eles realmente precisam proteger a floresta e todos … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Forest — Brimmings: up from the well

This says it all: The Rain Forest’s Brave Defenders Guardians of the Forest — Brimmings: up from the well

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MPF critica omissão do Estado diante do dever constitucional de demarcação das terras Indígenas — Ecoamazônia

Posicionamento foi externado pela coordenadora da Câmara de Populações Indígenas e Comunidades Tradicionais em evento na UnB O Estado brasileiro parece ter suprimido o artigo 231 da Constituição Federal, que reconhece a organização social, costumes, línguas, crenças e tradições dos … Continue reading

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Déforestation contre peuples autochtones – I « J’ai compris que notre terre pouvait vraiment être détruite par les blancs… »

« Puis j’ai décidé de le défendre, et je me suis dit : ‘C’est bien ! Maintenant que les Blancs ont inventé leur discours « écologie », ils ne doivent pas se contenter de le répéter en vain pour en faire … Continue reading

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One Mistake at a Time: Our War on Nature — Brimmings: up from the well

The  only biodiversity we’re going to have left is Coke versus Pepsi. We’re landscaping the whole world one stupid mistake at a time. —Chuck Palahnuk, Lullaby The year is 2060. You are gone, but your grandchild reads to her children … Continue reading

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PPGCOM – UFRR promove debate sobre os 30 anos da Terra Indígena Yanomami — Ecoamazônia

Nos dias 11 e 12 de agosto a Universidade Federal de Roraima (UFRR) será palco de debate sobre os 30 anos da demarcação da Terra Indígena Yanomami. 44 more words PPGCOM – UFRR promove debate sobre os 30 anos da Terra … Continue reading

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Deforestation versus Indigenous peoples – I «  I understood that our land could truly be destroyed by the white people… »

«  Then I decided to defend it, and I thought: ‘This is good! Now that the white people have invented their ‘ecology’ talk, they must not just repeat it in vain to make new lies out of it. They must … Continue reading

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La deforestación en Brasil creció un 20 % en 2021 y Amazonía fue la mas afectada! — Stigmatis

Un hombre tala un árbol en la Amazonía de Brasil, en una fotografía de archivo. EFE/Marcelo Sayão Río de Janeiro | 18 jul 2022 Brasil perdió 16.557 kilómetros cuadrados de vegetación nativa en sus biomas el año pasado, un aumento … Continue reading

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