Author: Marta Palau
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"A retrospective of artist Palau (b. Spain, has lived in Mexico since 1940) and her artwork created from 1962 to 2003. The artist started as an engraver and later experimented with diverse techniques (painting, monumental sculpture, tapestry and istallation) and materials (mud, wood, corn leaves amate paper) and has recently been fascinated with the rock art of Baja California although her main inspirational topic continues to be the confict border between Mexico and the United States. The concept "Naualli" that gives the book its name, it's a feminine chaman, an ancestral combination of witch, sorceress, healer and fortune teller Palau first represented in 1989 as a vaginal opening and still uses in her creations along other piecesinspired in the forms of worship and mythology of the descendants of the K'miai, Cochimi, Cucapah, Pai Pai and Kiliwa and other ethnic groups of which fewer than 20 remains. Includes some good information on the circle of avant garde artist/friends around her such as Matais Goeritz, Francisco Elso, and her famous workshop at the Second Havana Biennial. The book includes texts by art historians: José Luis Barrios, Emilio Carballido, Rita Eder, RenatoGonzález Mello, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Gerardo Mosquera, Francisco Reyes andIda Rodríguez. An important reference."--Provided by vendor.