This picture represents the sublime mystery inherent in the plant kingdom which produces the food and oxygen that animals and humans depend on. The anacondas in the water warn us of the dangerous degradation of our rivers, lakes and forests and of destroying what is for our benefit. When the spirits walk there they do not trample and crush the vegetation, they walk lightly and we should learn how to do the same.
At the top of the painting are the huge eyes of the sachamama - the Mother of the forest, while on the left the bufeos have aligned themselves to look like a plant illustrating their reciprocity with aquatic plants.
Details of orginal; Size: 48cm X 62cm / 18.9' X 24.5' Paint: 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.