Children Praying in the Dark, 2014
Acrylics on paper, 29.5 x 22.5 cm
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention (Ruben & The Jets).
Sir Amorous Whimsy, or; The Disappointed Macaroni. A Poetical Tale. Sold by T. Evans, No. 54, Pater Noster, Row. The London Magazine, England, 1772.
Gourd half, eyes and mouth cut out; blue, red and yellow parrot feathers glued to forehead and chin; traces of red (achiote) rectilinear design on cheeks; applied black wax (cf. 65-10-56) form ears, nose, brows (?), mouth and tongue; teeth armadillo bone; fur bead; one blue. 1 yellow and black feathers on each side of nose; fragment of bird’s eggshell on tip of nose; cord across mask back. Used in fertility and initiantion rites to instill fear of the gods in children.
Peru, Rio Curanja, Amazonia
Yashica 124G, Mundare, Alberta.
Extra image from Out West Project.
Book available here: Out West