Growing up in Argentina I heard many songs and poems about Pachamama. It wasn’t until these last few years that her name has come to mean so much to me. Climate change is now widespread, seems to intensify each year and some of the damage we have caused is now irreversible.
The indigenous people of the Andes revered Pachamama as a goddess. She was Earth Mother to the Incas. Still today many indigenous peoples in South America base environmental concerns in these ancient beliefs, saying that problems arise when people take too much from nature because they are taking too much from Pachamama.
Well, she has been immensely generous for so long; she has no more to give. It is our turn to give back. In honor of Pachamama I start this new painting and many more to come.