There is no spiritual work without community work, no inner silent without a robust engagement with the world. A world that needs every ounce of our attention and care, I do not believe that we can heal the earth, but heal with her. I am thinking about talismans as inner cosmological totemic structures, and how they act as codificators of potentiality and revelation. The words we use are our power and encanto, this is also true for what we create and how we interact with the world. I am often thinking about things that are precious to me, however, if you are awake, you know the world is in pain.  I created this series of amuletos as a way to connect us to what we need and remind each other that collective pain is personal and that we have the tools to imagine realities that are nourished, healing communally is the medicine.


If you are interested in any of the Amuletos, send me an email and I will mail it to you. 

AMULETOS

 A series of relief forms in clay.                                                                                                                                                                                               I rubbed each relief with charcoal onto a sheet of paper resulting in hundreds of rubbings.                                                                                                   Each is a meditation on personal and ecological distress.                                                                                                                                                   They are free to take.

 

AMULETOS

Series of drawings create to become wallet size cards for the community. Meditating on personal and environmental distress.

 

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Guardiana of the wildfires.

We pay respect to elders past and present stewards of the land from time out of mind.    We pay respect to all the creatures and life forms that have also suffered from the disruptive forces of capitalism and colonialism. We join you in the resistance against this ecological emergency and call upon the weavers of the land and sky to make a new tapestry for us to follow.

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Flor y canto. The same force that gave shape to the universe is the force that resides within us.

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Fox on my knees, finding the way a place wants to be love.

Finding how a place wants to be love,

Go sit,

Place your focus on the negative space of the land you want to get to know

with time, this desaturation opens up your sight

everything surrenders to the rain, clouds, wind, becoming one continuous rhythm

still water is reflection, water in motion is reflection too

When this is known, we will feel the ancient power of the land to heal. 

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Coming to terms with reality. You are a gift, you are meant to be here in this time.

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Master of Temperance. Community work is spiritual work.

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Protectress from oil spills. There is not an ocean that does not know your name. Water always remembers.

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Exhibition at the Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY, 2022

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Original drawings ink on paper, 17x21