Pachamama - Patron saint of the Pampamesayoc.
The woman is the Divine Feminine of the Q'ero people; Mother Earth, Tierre Madre, Dragon Woman.
The Pampamesayoc, those who built the sacred sites of the earth, from the pyramids of the Divine Masculine; Giza, Machu Picchu, to the stone circles of the Divine Feminine; Stonehenge, Avesbury.
They are the Gatekeepers of these sites, the altar keepers.
We as shaman of the Inca tradition, carry our altars with us, our mesa's; sacred bundles of Kuya (sacred stones) wrapped in holy cloth, seem at the bottom of the painting.
Love Letter to Our Lady
A void of grating scales,
seeps electrifying purple fumes.
Tiamut's crimson blood drips Iike jewels of Gaia.
The sound, all that is, the sound - rushing, echoing like stars both born and dead.
Ninhursag's loneliness drops like a black stone.
Life burns in the belly of Kisha.
The Great She, adorned in severed heads and fragile hearts.
Coatlicue, adorned in evergreen and serpent skins,
dancing the dance of creation.
Tierrra Madre, show us your red sole that treds upon our hearts.
Giver of life Pachamama, I love you.
I love you, love me.
I forgive you, forgive me.
I'm sorry, we're all sorry.
Hold me in your void Mother Mary.
Let me be soothed by the rushing and the grating of scales.
Art and poem by Daniel Mcilvenny-Cox