Pachamama (2005)

Another painting begun (and left raw compared to other works of mine) by a meditation on a pose. I was experimenting with ways of depicting energy through rougher textures.

This painting was named Pachamama by Rivette Marchand, who incorporated her as the patron Goddess of Pachamama’s, a (very popular) coffeehouse based in Nassau Bay, Texas for a few years in the 2000s. 

Pachamama (or Pacha Mama) was and is a powerful, versatile and benevolent personification of the World Mother, or Nature herself. Though she is a fertility Goddess presiding over the cycles of planting and harvest, she also causes earthquakes and can appear in the form of a dragon. Like the Hindu Kali, who is also terrible and beautiful, Pachamama is the Goddess of Time.

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