Hidden Secrets of Paraguay: 100,000 Chickens
Art / International / Paraguay

Hidden Secrets of Paraguay: 100,000 Chickens

The vision of Pachamama, Mother Earth, Fermina Benitez sits on a stool in her simple cotton dress, with her breasts resting on her rotund belly to demonstrate how she makes the traditional Paraguayan chicken found throughout the country. Within minutes, she has created a beautiful tufted, tall chicken with a round belly.
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Blanca Santander: Artist Triumphs Over Shining Path
Art / Books / Indigenous & Aboriginal / International / Leaders & People

Blanca Santander: Artist Triumphs Over Shining Path

With a gun held at her stomach and threatened with immediate death, Santander calmly was able to convince them she was an artist. An artist with a passion to paint the wildlife for children. As darkness squeezed out the remaining light, Santander says “miraculously’ she and her friend were released. Minus their motorcycle they began the silent, slow walk home through the jungle. Their walk became a journey through the blackness and certain death to life, freedom. Continue reading