Pablo Amaringo - Sumac Icaro
This print is from a series of original images that the artist created inspired by his shamanic practice, and experiences with plant medicines, particularly ayahuasca. The prints depict vivid colorful imagery, filled with animals, plants, spirits and mythological beings, which illuminate the shaman's world. In his paintings and prints he meets the living spirits of beneficial as well as harmful plants, the visitors from distant galaxies, and the ancient and wise guardians of esoteric knowledge.
"The Spirits don't talk, but express themselves through images" Pablo Amaringo
The print is available in two sizes.
Large: 32 1/4 x 23 3/4 inches
Small: 20 1/4 x 16 inches
The Artist: Pablo Amaringo
Recognized as one of the world’s great visionary artists, Pablo Amaringo was renowned for his intricate, colorful paintings inspired by his shamanic visions. A master communicator of the ayahuasca experience--where snakes, jaguars, subterranean beings, celestial palaces, aliens, and spacecraft all converge--Amaringo’s art presents a doorway to the transcendent worlds of ayahuasca intended for contemplation, meditation, and inspiration.
Pablo Amaringo (1938-2009) is Peruvian and trained as a curandero in the Amazon, healing himself and others from the age of ten, but retired in 1977 to become a full-time painter and art teacher at his Usko Ayar school in Pucullpa, Peru. The author of Ayahuasca Visions: The Religious Iconography of a Peruvian Shaman (1991).
His art has been displayed throughout the world. The last major exhibition of his work was at the ACA Galleries in New York.