Primitive – IF

Well, this was a tough one, since I don’t think of the style of this image or the people as primitive, but there are others…

This image was created after visiting South America. While I was there, I distinctly remember, tourists stating that there were still “primitive people” to see in the jungle. Every time I heard it, I cringed inside. I absolutely despise the term, “primitive” when it is associated with people or their culture!

Yes, I know that some folks don’t mean any harm when they use the term when referencing people, and I try to take in consideration, ignorance, age difference, cultural exposure, etc. But it still gives me a burn and leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Anyhow, I created this piece after visiting the beautiful forest areas in South America and enjoying all the children, I met along the way. They were like all children all over the world, simply beautiful.

Happy Week and try to expose yourself to new environments and people and remember to leave your judgements at home!

5 Comments »
  1. I couldn’t agree more with your comments =)

    I find interesting the way your portrayed the kids along with the jungle.

    Nice work.

    Cheers!

    Comment by helenahimm — April 22, 2008 @ 7:37 am

  2. Wonderful you got to visit the forests of South America in person; a distinct pulse comes through in your piece.
    This is a beautiful and real blog!

    Comment by Nicola — April 22, 2008 @ 7:35 pm

  3. Hi!
    Totally agree with you.. Your painting is beautifull. Love the rich colours! =)
    (Btw, Thank you for your comment)

    Love Nylena

    Comment by nylena — April 23, 2008 @ 11:36 am

  4. Hi!
    Totally agree with you.. Your painting is beautifull. Love the rich colours! =)
    (Btw, Thank you for your comment)

    Love Nylena

    Comment by nylena — April 23, 2008 @ 11:47 am

  5. very cool painterly technique. primitive is an icky word to use when describing people

    Comment by Bearded Lady — April 23, 2008 @ 8:07 pm

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