MISHKY WAY- SWEET PATH – KICHWINGLISH
“THE ANDEAN WORLD IS BASED UPON COMPLEMENTING DUALISMS. THEIR COMPLEMENTARY NATURE FOMENTS TRILOGIES, WHICH CONFRONT EACH OTHER AND RESIGNIFY, CONSTITUTING A NEW PRODUCT THAT ORIENTS, GUIDES, AND RESIGNIFIES ITSELF ONCE AGAIN. IN A CONTINUOUS SPIRAL, IN PERMANENT CHANGES…IT IS PRESENT IN LIFE AND IN DEATH, IN THE CONCRETE OR THE ABSTRACT…”
T he Mishky Way project is about dualism. Of language: on the one hand, the Quechua, or Kichwa, Word, “Mishky,” in a Native American language; and on the other hand, “Way,” in English, a colonizing language. It is the dualism between the spiritual-material, and the fusion between the specific and the symbolic. All are parallel concepts that yield trilogies.
The aural: that syncretization of Catholic prayers with invocations to the Apus (gods)and the Andean mountains; the murmur of animals and of objects, of fears, triumphs, weeping, and dreams.
The visual: colors and symbols that explore the dimension between spiritual perceptions and cultural consciousness. The positioning of acceptance between the material and subjective nature of the textiles, whose recurring patterns express histories as well as contemporary anecdotes.
The installation, objects, rituals, energy stones, male and female, huacas, the action and positioning of constellations along with spiritual gifts that allow the meeting with those Apus, or simply the respect for brother fire, for brother wind, for sister water, or for Pachamama (Earth Mother), all conjoin into the nexus forged within the Mishky Way. Camino dulce. Sweet path.
YAKU – WATER
Y aku-Water is a project of ritual Art, in which equinox. “Mushuk Nina” is a celebrated in “the new andean year” time of the flowering. Where is the time to interlace links through; pride, ceremony fire ritual of the Sage (Northen sacred Planbt) with Palo Santo Holy stick (South sacred Plant) themselves weaving a relationship Man-nature, nature-man. The ritual Allows to create knots of emotions, sensations and affections.
I nks made on paperboard, using tinctures of wool, pencil, pastels, charcoal. Kuichi Series 2004-2012.