Friday, 15 April 2011
The idea behind this burial wall “The Followers” by Ximena Garrido-Lecca came from the Peruvian tradition. As well as photos and flowers in the niches were many things that the deceased would need in the afterlife, including bottles in Inca Cola & Cusquena beer. It reminded me of our visit to Peru in 2009 and the many times people mixed Christian faith with traditional spiritual worship. People would return from church with Holy Water and sprinkle it alongside coca leaves and corn beer left in offering to the gods.