50 x 40 x 4 cm
Acrylic on canvas.
In the Andean worldview, each of the 4 directions (South, West, North, East) are linked to an archetypal power animal that represents and inspires certain values. Each of these animals also radiates a different energy vibration and helps us in certain circumstances of our life.
The hummingbird (Q'enti) teaches us to obtain wisdom from each experience, both good and bad, and that we have the ability to change direction in our flight whenever we wish. It represents the courage it takes to embark on an epic journey (each year hummingbirds migrate from Brazil to Canada, a seemingly impossible journey for birds of their size). The energy of the hummingbird propels us on that epic journey that will take us back to our origin, where our spirit was born. The hummingbird is associated with the soul and with the Hanaq Pacha ("world above").