HERBS AND ORISHAS

HERBS and ORISHAS

The Herbs and Orishas series was born out of Luzia’s life passions, where art and science meet with her sacred Afro-Brazilian traditions. Orishas are considered to be the sacred forces of nature, and each one has a consecrated plant associated with it.

Herbs and Orishas is a series of 16 acrylic paintings on canvas that are divided into four groups, according to the four elements of nature associated with the Orishas: fire, earth, water, and air.

Each element has four paintings with a specific shape for that particular element: Fire = Rectangular, Earth = Square, Water = Round, and Air = Oval.

The work is very rich, depicting both life-sized plants as well as their cellular compositions.

LUZ CASTAÑEDA
ARTIST-SCIENTIST- NEW YORK

BASIL OF IFÁ | AIR

Acrylic on Canvas 70 x 47 in | 2013 © Luz Castañeda