"Kayapo Girl (Brazil)", 2019
Artist: John Peaspanen
About the Artwork: The Kayapo are an Amazonian tribe from Brazil. They paint their bodies black and red, to better blend in with the jungle when hunting. The women are distinguished by the V-shape, shaved into their hair. They collect wild edibles and cultivate sweet potatoes, manioc, taro and papaya.
“I created this series of indigenous portraits to celebrate the diversity and unique tribal beauty found across the globe. Societal ideals and ideas of what is beautiful vary among cultures. One group’s perfection can often seem extreme to others. However, it is in these unique displays that we see that we are all not so different, after all. We are all ONE TRIBE.” —John Peaspanen
Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 16" wide by 20" Tall
Framed: Gallery wrapped