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"Yakumama #3" 2004. Acrílico sobre lino. 196 x 196 cms.

fotografía: Jaime Chávez 2013

Black  Mirror


As the Sun sets on the Ucayali river, I see my


reflection on its dark rippled surface. Suddenly,


this view is broken by the undulating curves of


an anaconda making its way into the depths.


Its wet scales, glistering in the Sun's last rays,


thrust and plunge, shattering the water's black


mirror into fleeting golden cracks. The creeping


muddy river soon covers over the late afternoon


tint. Feint solar reflections unravel in the dark water


like a golden serpent unwinding from its black mate.


Eduardo Villanes 2001