Artwork #53

She Brought Us Fire

by Sofia Payne, Council

Earthenware, Acrylic, Found Log, 2018

Courtesy of the Artist

sofiapayne.com



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.