Tokapu: a new series dedicated to my aunt Victoria de la Jara, Peruvian archaeologist and epigrapher

(to enlarge image, click on image) My aunt Victoria, or Tia Toti as she was affectionately called by the family, was a great inspiration to me in my childhood. She was an intellectual and very much a woman ahead of her time but she was also, very much my warm and loving aunt. It was not until adulthood that I realized what her work was all about and it's significance. I will not lecture you on ancient Inca typography so i will leave this link with you from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. I recently felt inspired to paint these Tokapu paintings, incorporating at the hem of e

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