This painting depicts the transcendent nature of the gravitational forces which control the rotational, orbital and the swaying movements of the Earth. Avatar angels are the guardians of the earth: cherubim which reside at its four corners. As in antiquity, the indigenous people of the Amazon see natural forces as having a spiritual personification.
In the painting these angels are aligned with the four directions, North, South, East and West. The fuchsia angels are in the west, the yellow to the east, the green to the south and the blue to the north.
Details of original painting; Size: 46cm X 61cm / 18.1' X 24' Gouache on Arches paper
Pablo Amaringo Member Since November 2010 Artist StatementPablo Amaringo
Recognized as one of the world’s great visionary artists, Pablo Amaringo was renowned for his intricate, colorful paintings inspired by his shamanic visions. A master communicator of the ayahuasca experience--where snakes, jaguars, subterranean beings, celestial palaces, aliens, and spacecraft all converge--Amaringo’s art presents a doorway to the transcendent worlds of ayahuasca intended for contemplation, meditation, and inspiration.
Pablo Amaringo (1938-2009) trained as a curandero in the Amazon, healing himself and others from the age of ten, but retired in 1977 to become a full-time painter and art teacher at his Usko-Ayar school in Pucullpa, Peru. The author of Ayahuasca Visions: The Religious Iconography of a Peruvian Shaman, his art has been displayed throughout the world.
The new book; The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo, published in April 2011 by Inner Traditions features 48 never before published paintings, by Howard G. Charing and Peter Cloudsley.