Updated: Dec 3, 2019

I could have called this painting Brazil because I've used a woman dressed as a girl on carnival in Rio surrounded by jungle of Amazon connecting south and north of the country. But for me, I really wanted to paint Amazon and in same time couldn't see a better costume to represent it. 

Jungle is actually a lot like a dancing woman, full of life that vibrates through its form.

2018. oil on canvas, 81x60cm

It's all you expect, and more

Amazon is unreal in the way people live there. They know what they are surrounded with, every plant has its purpose. I remember how they call for help (because in jungle there is very little phone signal), there is this tree that when you hit produces a loud noise and is heard by others. As well they have a plant that heals malaria. It's like a little pharmacy outside of your house. So, all the plants on my painting are the ones I saw in Amazon... as well as animals:

In the jungle, the mighty jungle, probably a puma, more, sleeps tonight.

As well there are a lot of animals in amazon. I remember my first night when they told us to shake the light Infront of us when we walk so, we don't step on a cobra. I didn't want to overcrowd my painting with animals but the absolute diva of my trip to brazil was Toucan. The bird that you shouldn't try to take photo of, just enjoy a few seconds he shows up.

I love Amazon, it's a garden of peace and we must keep it that way.

The explanation is focused on this specific peace, but to understand where the whole idea come from, why I did this collection, please read my artist statement on my collection ‘BEAUTY OF US’ which this painting is a part of:

#amazon #beautyofus #petkovicart

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