these pages were inspired by my last trip to Peru (some photos here), when i travelled with two Huni Kuin indians from deep in the Brazilian Amazon to the Valle Sagrado, the sacred valleys of the Incas. we went to the Kokopelli Seed Festival, where people from all over the world gathered to exchange heirloom seeds and discuss the current political situation on GMOs and seed freedom all around the world. the first Latin American network of heirloom seed savers was established during the festival, with the brilliant presence of seed saver and activist Dr. Vandana Shiva.
after the festival we took the Huni Kuin to Machu Picchu, other places around Valle Sagrado and ended our journey at a tiny Quechua community deep in the snowy mountains of Ausangate.
i have yet to write a post on my blog about this magical journey…
so, the text on the right page is from the Declaration of Seed Freedom, by Vandana Shiva, which you can (and should) sign at http://seedfreedom.in/declaration.
the left page has three coca leaves and some random doodles from the trip, including a Shipibo design. it’s not really finished but then again no page in my moleskine is ever really finished. don’t know what’s going on in the bottom left corner but i will probably get rid of it if i ever get back to drawing on this page. ;)