In the Andean cosmology, the Ñusta is the feminine spirit of the mountain. She is the most luminous and highest expression of Pachamama, the Mother Earth. Regal, abundant, she is unstoppable in her elegant power.
For years I have been painting flowers, attracted always to their graceful beauty, their reminder of how glorious a life can be, and death a dignified and certain affair. Immersing myself in their forms, to follow their lines, the little movements that make a pose, the color we can invent together, gives me pleasure.
And what better to give to the Ñusta than flowers?” Ana Maria Hernando.