Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
By chance, I found myself in the middle of the international press scrum surrounding the first court appearance of Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates' Court today. I'm not sure what this has to do with the project described in this blog, but the incident occurred after spending a lot of time in Westminster observing the general increase in police activities.
at 12:30 PM
Thursday, December 2, 2010
As shown in this picture of female body painting, a red dye made from indigenous plants is often used. However, Indian girls also commonly adorn their faces and bodies with natural pigments such as "huito," paints, tattoos, dyes, clay, carbon, and sometimes ashes.
Wet charcoal is particularly stunning for female body painting purposes in that it dries a blue-black color. Female body painting encompasses a wide array of indigenous Amazonian ideas, ranging from cosmologies, mythologies, fine arts, alternative arts, to enhancing certain body parts.