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Posted on: November 8th, 2018 by Luis Fragoso | No Comments
Presence

Presence

Oil on Canvas- 30” x 40”
May 2017

 

This painting represents the ancestral fire ceremony of the Kankuamo tribe of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in North East Colombia. During the ceremony, coca leaves are thrown into the fire to rid oneself of past demons, which for several decades is done by those who have suffered from Colombia’s ongoing conflict.

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