Nina Gualinga, a young indigenous Ecuadorian woman who dedicated her life to the defense of the Sarayaku community and the Amazon land.
The material background is impregnated with different shades of green, yellow and blue which reflect the duality between the fragility of the threatened ecosystem and the indomitable resistance of the women who stand in its defence. At the center of the work, the figure of Nina emerges, portrayed with eyes that emanate wisdom and courage, as well as magnetic beauty.
Nina has dirt on her hands, a symbol of her fight against environmental and social injustice and of her indissoluble connection with the earth. Around her, native plants flourish that recall the unique biodiversity of the Amazon.
The painting captures the transition of a “Guerrera” who transforms from an environmental activist into a leader who promotes solidarity among indigenous women, united in the fight for inclusion. This work is a hymn to the strength of all those women who, like Nina Gualinga, fight to give voice to the oppressed and defend with determination the Earth they expertly call “home”.