Thursday, November 23, 2017

Amber Mujer by Artist Zipolita

Amber Mujer by Artista Zipolita

Amber Woman! That's me. Ha! Ha! o Ja! Ja! Aqui en Mexico. This is my first Amber Carving. I want more!! Lots more. I want to be the Amber Woman/Amber Mujer and carve lots and lots of amber. It was fun! Tricky and a real learning process, from carving it to photographing it.

So grateful to my friend Stacy for gifting me with the amber and to the ancestors for helping me with the whole process. I also want to thank Tawx'sin Yexwulla /Aaron Nelson-Moody for sharing some of his  teachings and mentoring and enlightening me in carving and many other important things related not only to his Coast Salish culture and mine but other things in regards to Indigenous issues, Ceremonies, Reconciliation and Women and Children and opening my eyes where I was blind. Also thank to Shane Pointe for sharing all his beautiful words and teachings.  Gracias to Xwalacktun & Yogui for inspiring me and thank you to everyone especially all the beautiful WOMAN/MUJERS who have supported, inspired and loved me through this learning/healing process and my journey.

Title: Mujer
Artist : Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita
Media: Amber

Check out the video.
Zipolite 41 Amber Mujer /Woman

Many many thank to my mentors/friends/family who have helped teach/inspire and push/pull/and watch/follow and join me get to where I am on my journey. Gracias!

Tawx'sin Yexwulla /Aaron Nelson-Moody
Shane Pointe, Eagle Eyes, Eddie Gardner
Jimmy and Jay
Thunderbirdlady Sharifah Marsden
Audrey Siegl 
The Tinyhouse Warriors 
Alex Morton, Willie and Millie Moon and everyone fighting to save our Wild Salmon
and every fight to #SaveMyCoast

Thank you Stacy for gifting me with the amber! So Grateful! And my dear friend Charlotte who gifted me with earrings and bracelets she made and Maggie, and so many other dear women friends, family, sisters, you know who you are.

I love you all. Thank you!

Thank to all our beautiful Matriarchs! To my mom, grandmas and all my ancestors. 

Sending love and light and many thanks to you all. Gracias!

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Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2017
Videos filmed, produced & edited by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2017