KACHINA

Illustrations and sketches I made for Kachina, the sculpture illustrated book I made in 2015.

"Kachina" is the story of a little girl born from the moon rays. Guided by her mother, the moon, she will go on a dangerous adventure, challenging the four elements (fire, water, wind, earth) to collect four seeds. At the end of the book Kachina will meet with death itself. This gracious and motherly figure will reveal to Kachina the meaning of the four seeds and the challenges she went through: the elements and seeds represent the four stages of life: birth, youth, maturity, death. And Kachina is the most important element: the essence. Death helps Kachina to rejoin with earth, and that's where a beautiful tree will be born. Finally, it is dawn.