John Dyer Painting. The Sky Snake Ashuinka and Ground Snake Runua, Amazon Rainforest
"I painted this painting surrounded by the Yawanawá's most spiritual plants in a sacred part of their rainforest. The painting depicts a shamanic pot with a spiritual butterfly emerging. On the ground is Runua the ground snake & in the canopy we can see the sky snake Ashuinka."
John Dyer: In the 1950s simple neutral frames became popular for St Ives artists. John chooses an off-white so the lightest tones appear in the painting. The moulding is a variation of 'Salvator Rosa' from Italy. Hand finished in almond white paint.
Ready to hang
Strung with picture cord and ready to hang
Above: Artist John Dyer in the Amazon Rainforest
Above: Artist John Dyer at work on his painting 'The Sky Snake Ashuinka and Ground Snake Runua' in the Amazon rainforest with the Yawanawá tribe.
Above: Artist John Dyer at work on his painting 'The Sky Snake Ashuinka and Ground Snake Runua' in the Amazon rainforest with the Yawanawá tribe. A traditional Yawanawá headdress fills the foreground of this photograph.