She Brought Us Fire
by Sofia Payne, Council
Earthenware, Acrylic, Found Log, 2018
Courtesy of the Artist
Much of indigenous mythology has been lost, but one of the stories from the Mazatec that I fell in love with was how the opossum helped humanity gain fire. Through the use of expressive ceramic animal sculptures, I wish to share indigenous narratives to delight, inspire, and reinforce their significance in humanity’s history.