Captivating Colombia: Guatavita Lake
Selenium tone digital print of the Laguna de Guatavita, Colombia.
Guatavita lake, some 80km north of Bogotá, is considered to be one of the sacred lakes of the native Muisca peoples, and a ritual conducted there is widely thought to be the basis for the legend of El Dorado, “The Golden One”. The legend says that the Zipa (named "El Dorado" by the Conquistadores) was covered in gold dust, then, venturing out onto the water on a ceremonial raft made of rushes (a model of which may be seen in the Gold Museum), he dived into the waters washing off the gold. Afterwards trinkets, jewellery, and other precious offerings were thrown into the waters by worshippers.
Printed 43 x 28 inches (109 x 71 cm) on Hahnemuhle German Etching, a 310 g/s.m. heavyweight silky smooth etching board with a fine surface texture.
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