FORCES OF NATURE IN URBAN CENTERS

URBAN ORISHAS

URBAN ORISHAS

Urban Orisha is the artistic and cultural research about the force of nature (Orisha) in urban centers.

Through the wisdom and context of African and Indigenous Brazilian traditions, these natural forces can be recognized in any metropolis. Luz Castaneda seeks the setting of Manhattan to capture iconic images: Wall Street, the 911 Memorial, the IBM Building on Madison Avenue, historical periods, and architecture throughout the City and render alternative meanings. 

These paintings, as a part of a larger body of work, reflect the sacred and mundane worlds that coexist in the grand landscape of modernity.

URBAN ELEGBARA
URBAN ELEGBARA

Acrilic on Canvas 35 x 25 in

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URBAN OGUM
URBAN OGUM

Acrilic on Canvas 35 x 25 in

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URBAN XANGÔ
URBAN XANGÔ

Acrilic on Canvas 35 x 25 in

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URBAN OXOSSI
URBAN OXOSSI

Acrilic on Canvas 35 x 25 in

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URBAN IEMANJÁ
URBAN IEMANJÁ

Acrilic on Canvas 35 x 25 in

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URBAN WOOD
URBAN WOOD

Acrilic on Canvas 25 x 35 in

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