The Totens are inventions of ancestral peoples from all regions of the Earth, codes to nullify the separation between nature and human culture, between living beings and the images of things, between the material world and other so-called spiritual worlds, between that each one is with himself and what each one is in the other. For the ancestors there is no notion of being human, we are one of the natures, because the only thing that exists is Nature.
These photographs were taken in the Amazon, in the encounter between water, earth and sky. The optical experience between what is real and what is invented can be a very subtle limit between the rational mind and the reality of one’s eye, as one of the greatest inventors of stories said: “Everything is real because everything is imagined “João Guimarães Rosa
Printing of mineral ink on cotton paper