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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.

En defensa de las lenguas indígenas — Idiomas RalFer

Lenguas indígenas: el corazón de América Latina El lenguaje es una de las características diferenciadoras del ser humano. Para cualquier comunidad, la lengua permite comunicarse con su entorno y explicar concepciones del mundo propias de su cultura. Desde los diferentes tipos de lluvia hasta … Continue reading

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Grilagem e garimpo ilegal levam desmatamento e fogo para terras indígenas na Amazônia — Ecoamazônia

A área registrada ilegalmente como propriedade rural particular dentro de terras indígenas (TIs) da Amazônia cresceu 55% entre 2016 e 2020, mostra estudo inédito lançado hoje (30) pelo IPAM (Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia). O número de Cadastros Ambientais … Continue reading

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“Cuando cortas los árboles asaltas los espíritus de nuestros antepasados. Cuando buscas minerales, atraviesas el corazón de la Tierra…”

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Foto: Ricardo Stuckert « Serie de indios brasileños » “Cuando cortas los árboles asaltas los espíritus de nuestros antepasados. Cuando buscas minerales, atraviesas el corazón de la Tierra. Y cuando viertes venenos en la tierra y…

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Universidad de Chile presenta estudio sobre Minería y Cambio Climático — Observatorio de Conflictos Mineros de América Latina

07/05/2021 Con un lanzamiento online la Universidad de Chile presentó un nuevo estudio que aborda los compromisos y desafíos que el cambio climático representa para la minería chilena. 866 more words Universidad de Chile presenta estudio sobre Minería y Cambio Climático … Continue reading

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Brazil: ‘He’s causing terrible suffering’: Bolsonaro’s ‘death bill’ will devastate the rainforest and its peoples —

Apr 28, 2021 | News Reproduced here with permission of Charlie Jay.First appeared on The Independent.co.uk 24/04/21 If the mining  bill is approved, it could represent an incalculable loss to the 305 indigenous peoples in Brazil, including the Yanomami© Fiona Watson/Survival International Brazil contains an unparalleled level … Continue reading

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“Quando você corta as árvores, agride os espíritos de nossos ancestrais. Ao procurar minerais, você perfura o coração da Terra…”

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Foto: Ricardo Stuckert « série Índios Brasileiros »  “Quando você corta as árvores, agride os espíritos de nossos ancestrais. Ao procurar minerais, você perfura o coração da Terra. E quando você derrama venenos na terra e…

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Brazil: no forest destruction for leather — World Animals Voice

Our demands on the automotive and fashion industry: Deforestation in the Amazon reached a 12-year high last year: over 1 million hectares were destroyed! Livestock breeding causes by far the most deforestation in Brazil. The use of Brazilian leather in … Continue reading

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Em carta a Biden, Bolsonaro promete fim do desmatamento ilegal — CenárioMT

O presidente Jair Bolsonaro se comprometeu a acabar com o desmatamento ilegal até 2030. Em carta enviada ontem (14) ao presidente dos Estados Unidos Joe Biden, Bolsonaro reconheceu o aumento das taxas de desmatamento a partir de 2012 e afirmou … Continue reading

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Assista a “Epidemia de fake news ameaça vacinação em terras indígenas” no YouTube — Mágica Mistura

Prefiro nem comentar. GENOCIDA imagens do Pinterest Assista a “Epidemia de fake news ameaça vacinação em terras indígenas” no YouTube — Mágica Mistura

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“Lorsque vous abattez les arbres, vous attaquez les esprits de nos ancêtres. Lorsque vous creusez pour trouver des minéraux, vous empalez le cœur de la Terre…”

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Photo: Ricardo Stuckert «?Série ?Indiens brésiliens?» “Lorsque vous abattez les arbres, vous attaquez les esprits de nos ancêtres. Lorsque vous creusez pour trouver des minéraux, vous empalez le cœur de la Terre. Et lorsque…

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