Installation Sachaqa Art Centre, Peruvian Amazon 2013.
The fruit Aguaje with its strange reptilian skin is often found sold in Peruvian towns and villages in the Amazon. It is also made into juice and ice cream. The spines of the Aguaje tree are said to be used in sorcerers brews to see devils and the tree itself is believed to attract water making the Aguaje an important tree culturally, spiritually and environmentally.
“Aguaje” the installation was created using local San Roque clay and Bombonaje palm. Inside were placed two Aguaje seeds. The installation was eventually left in a dry river bed behind the art centre. Open to the elements “Aguaje” will eventually break down and disintegrate releasing the seeds into the dry stream where hopefully they will sprout and grow.
Artist residency Fundacion Valapraiso, Mojacar, Andalucia, Spain 2012.
Written content and film by Regan O'Callaghan http://www.reganocallaghan.com
Music by Ricardo Villanueva. http://www.ricardovillanueva.com
Art Prints Mojacar la Vieja for sale
Installation Lisdoonvarna, County Clare, Ireland. 2013
“Our Lady of Decay”
mother to the exposed
sister to the weary
wisdom in her smile
truth in her eyes
shall harvest tomorrows meal
bless yesterdays sins
within her is our light
of the universe
on the outside she is