102 x 76 x 4 cm
Acrylic on canvas
“The forest is our mother. The forest is our life and our strength. Women protect the healthy soil and fresh air to protect our children and all life. Now is the time to hear the voices of women to protect the Amazon.”
Cristina Gualinga, Kichwa grandmother from Sarayaku
This artwork celebrates women from the amazon as life-givers, wisdom keepers, and leaders while denouncing violence against women and Mother Earth.
Across the Amazon, Indigenous women are uniting and organizing in defense of life, rights, and territories while confronting increasing threats. Amazonian women defenders are on the front lines of defense and response to climate emergencies. This is in addition to leading resistance against extractive industries, agribusiness expansion, and government policies that incentivize fires, land-grabbing, and attacks against Earth defenders. Amazonian women defenders are guiding solutions for a better future and call upon all of us to listen to their voices and show our solidarity.
A percentage of the price of this painting is going for the Environmental Organisation of Mujeres Amazónicas.