Name: Kerepakupai Merú
Size: 54.5 x 60 cm
Medium: Woodcut and collage on burlap
Description: Kerepakupai Merú or Parekupa Vena means “jump from the deepest place,” which is the name given to the highest waterfall in the world by the pemón indigenous. The water jumps from Auyantepei, the largest tepuy in Venezuela. The tepuys are ancient sages. They rose before any other mountain or hill that exists today. These tall plateaus with vertical walls and flat summits eroded by the passage of time have looked at the earth from above the ground for four thousand million years. Since they are individually isolated, these geological grandmothers shelter unique forms unlife unbeknownst to us.