Rain God Mesa, Monument Valley, US (2016-2020)
"We are born from this mother, from Gaia; we are extensions of the Earth and the cosmos of which it is a part. This means that our conceptualizing and our spirituality also extend from the spiritual dimension of the cosmos and the Earth." Thomas Berry, The Spirituality of the Earth
I was travelling through the US for research and inspiration for new works / projects in November 2016. Arriving in Monument Valley an extra super full moon rising on November 14th greeted me, a gift and experience from beyond. This full moon was the closest full moon to Earth in the 21st century and won’t come this close to Earth again until November 25th, 2034.
The land I visited belongs to the Navajo Nation. I want to give something back in return from what I received from my journey and besides that, I am a firm believer in energy exchange and that all is connected. After mail exchanges I am happy to announce that I'll be donating all proceeds from the sales (after the production costs) from the Rain God Mesa project to support the Navajo Water Project, which is a program of the DigDeep Right to Water Project 501c3. To learn more about their work visit the website: https://www.navajowaterproject.org/project-specifics
The reason for donating to this specific project is simple – we all have the right to fresh water and now in 2020 it's absurd it’s still not available all over the world. To support the NWP I have chosen a selection of 17 images available in size 20 x 30 / 40 x 50 / 50 x 70 cm in an edition of 20, each signed and numbered. All proceeds after production/ shipping costs are covered, is donated to NWP.
20 x 30: 1800 NOK / 40 x 50: 4000 NOK / 50 x 70: 6500 NOK. An additional art tax of 5% is added to works over 2000 NOK.
Delivery 3-5 weeks depending on location. Payments via PayPal or by agreed invoice / bank transfer. Shipping is included.
If you want to support the Navajo Water Project in another way you can make direct donations through their website.
For more info, request of different size or proposals you can contact me here: post (at) inaotzko.net
For more info about The Navajo Water Project contact Annie Lascoe / annie (at ) digdeep.org
Interview in Magasinet KUNST 02.09.2020