We have prepared a postcard “Aulum-Jum and Paramero the Condor” for you, the original was painted by Chrisantem Macháček with acrylics size 50×50 cm in year 2019. Do you like it?
Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm (A5)
Paper weight: 300g / m2
About original artwork “Aulum-Jum and Paramero the Condor” from Chrisantem:
“So to cut a long story short and let’s get to the essentials.
Deep in the Ecuadorian rainforest, one of the Native American tribes lives, the Shuars call themselves.
I have been there with them for some time and served for the benefit of the tribe, I was usually carried by the chief somewhere with me, and I also stayed often at the altar, there have been ceremonies with medicinal plants like ayahuasca called Natem (Ayahuasca) almost every day since ancient times, they also grow and use Mapacho tobacco there, which they call Tsank, and from time to time someone dares to drink a decoction of durman, which in their language is called Maikiua…
When creating art, I sometimes regret that there is only one original, so I am glad that we can use digital technologies and please more eyes and hearts.
When was the last time you sent a normal paper postcard to someone?
About the author Chrisantem Macháček
He started with photography at the age of 12, later he turned his passion into the official studies at the Department of Still Photography at the Film and TV School in Prague (FAMU). He regards the photography as a tool for sharing the beauty of “the physical world”. Later he expanded his focus into drawing and painting because he desired to share his inner visions with the public.
There are numerous experiences with “shamanic master plants” (Ayahuasca, Iboga etc.) behind his work. He is using them for the healing of his body and soul because of the profoundly unfortunate experiences he had lived through. If you like to learn more about plant medicines, visit his other project PachamamaHerbs.com (English) or Ladirna.cz (Czech language).
Chrisantem loves to paint in the bigger formats using the acrylic and oil colours
. Each canvas is formed layer by layer, taking many hours to complete. He does a lot of thinking & sketches envisioning the final result.
In the photography
he prefers to use a middle format camera with a black&white film. The time in his dark room where he enlarges the photos on the silver print baryta papers is like a meditation for him.
Chrisantem thinks that the creation of an art is a sacred state of being, completely thoughtless. Only an art, only the creation, only searching, exploring and transforming.