A Prayer for the Earth 2004-2012

Ann Landi, ARTnews contributing editor and author of the four-volume Schirmer Encyclopedia of Art

“Ceremony and nature are also at the heart of Vallejo’s installations, particularly A Prayer for the Earth, which brought together so many different components of the artist’s vision. In part
the theme was the devastation done to the planet, but the work also touches on the healing powers of ceremony and the interaction of the basic elements: earth, water, fire, and air. Vallejo invented a powerful ritualistic site of her own in this work, a modern-day space for contemplation that nonetheless echoes the kinds of totems and sacred places we associate with Native American traditions..’”

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