Amazon

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The vast green mantle that covers the Amazon, the largest tropical forest in the world. Colombia, 2011.

Amazonia

Aerial view of rainforest, near Leticia. Colombia, 2011 – 2012

During the rainy season, the waters flood areas of the jungle and new geographies are configured in the islands of the Amazon River and its main tributaries.

“To delve deep into that ocean “where
green is of all colors” gives the
sensation of returning to one’s origins:
we have just come down from the trees
and are exploring an untouched world,
almost incomprehensible; a world that
stuns us with the very fullness of
life—everything could be rapture or threat,
food or poison. Only the Indians
dominate the indecipherable alphabet of
plants, insects, animals,
water, roots, and paths. They do not
conquer or dominate it, but integrate themselves,
and with it, they live and die.“
Fragment of the text “Amazonia” by Héctor
Abad Faciolince published in the book Color
Susana Mejía’s Amazon, 2013.
“To delve deep into that ocean “where green is of all colors” gives the sensation of returning to one’s origins: we have just come down from the trees and are exploring an untouched world, almost incomprehensible; a world that stuns us with the very fullness of life—everything could be rapture or threat, food or poison. Only the Indians dominate the indecipherable alphabet of plants, insects, animals, water, roots, and paths. They do not conquer or dominate it, but integrate themselves, and with it, they live and die.“
Fragment of the text “Amazonia” by Héctor Abad Faciolince published in the book Color Susana Mejía’s Amazon, 2013.

River

Under the Green Mantle Lie Rivers of Colors

Julián Posada
To discover, seduce, unveil and poeticize a geographical location
is the initial interest of this research, which just like
exuberant nature, continues to expand through maps,
herbaria, fabrics, textures and planting.
What is hidden under the green dermis of the territory that is
observed? What holy blood feeds the rivers, trees and
shrubs? The colors that are extracted and discovered
species after species, weave an inventory that, depending
on the substrates on which they are applied or the elements
that accompany them, generates a particular alchemy that
displays geographies and topographies of rivers, valleys or
landscapes according to sophisticated visual metaphors and
bold pictorial actions. The results show
that actions such as dyeing, dipping, drawing and tracing are
synonymous or equivalent.
To view is to discover, and to find, one must explore
beneath layers and layers of ancestral stories, knowledge and
processes. This project guarantees the permanence of
some of these processes, letting us view and imagine
their applications in different fields (gastronomy, architecture,
fashion, graphic design, literature). This is how memory is
recontextualized here.
Under the vast vegetation layer that has been poeticized lie
infinite rivers and colored fabrics. Discovering them is a labor
of love that can only be achieved with sensibility.
To discover, seduce, unveil and poeticize a geographical location is the initial interest of this research, which just like exuberant nature, continues to expand through maps, herbaria, fabrics, textures and planting.
What is hidden under the green dermis of the territory that is observed? What holy blood feeds the rivers, trees and shrubs? The colors that are extracted and discovered species after species, weave an inventory that, depending on the substrates on which they are applied or the elements that accompany them, generates a particular alchemy that displays geographies and topographies of rivers, valleys or landscapes according to sophisticated visual metaphors and bold pictorial actions. The results show
that actions such as dyeing, dipping, drawing and tracing are synonymous or equivalent.
To view is to discover, and to find, one must explore beneath layers and layers of ancestral stories, knowledge and processes. This project guarantees the permanence of some of these processes, letting us view and imagine their applications in different fields (gastronomy, architecture, fashion, graphic design, literature). This is how memory is recontextualized here.
Under the vast vegetation layer that has been poeticized lie infinite rivers and colored fabrics. Discovering them is a labor of love that can only be achieved with sensibility.
To discover, seduce, unveil and poeticize a geographical location is the initial interest of this research, which just like exuberant nature, continues to expand through maps, herbaria, fabrics, textures and planting.
What is hidden under the green dermis of the territory that is observed? What holy blood feeds the rivers, trees and shrubs? The colors that are extracted and discovered species after species, weave an inventory that, depending on the substrates on which they are applied or the elements that accompany them, generates a particular alchemy that displays geographies and topographies of rivers, valleys or landscapes according to sophisticated visual metaphors and bold pictorial actions. The results show that actions such as dyeing, dipping, drawing and tracing are synonymous or equivalent.
To view is to discover, and to find, one must explore beneath layers and layers of ancestral stories, knowledge and processes. This project guarantees the permanence of some of these processes, letting us view and imagine their applications in different fields (gastronomy, architecture, fashion, graphic design, literature). This is how memory is recontextualized here.
Under the vast vegetation layer that has been poeticized lie infinite rivers and colored fabrics. Discovering them is a labor of love that can only be achieved with sensibility.

Rainforest

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The Amazon jungle is penetrated with different objectives: some yearn for fortune, others yearn to be forgotten. Most search for material wealth, and others look for scientific knowledge that allows for the understanding of biological and anthropological richness that the last great reserve of humanity holds.

Fragment of the text “Color América” by Juan Luis Mejía published in the book Color Amazonía by Susana Mejía, 2013.
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