Emergence of the Nustas


Oil on Canvas Wall Art
by Karen Schuman

Oil Paint
24″H, 24″W, 2″D


The Nustas are Peruvian Water Spirits..  Their “mariri”, the spell to invoke them  is a prayer with words in regard to purpose, fertility, fecundity, aspect to Sachamama,(energy),  help to open dark crevasses, ready to be impregnated, all about creativity.  These three sister Nustas specifically from Otorango Kocha (Jaguar Lagoon on Sacred Mountain Ausangate) have manifested themselves to a highly-regarded shaman in Peru offering assistance to humanity in the 2020/21 Global Rite of Passage.  I offer the Nustas  a portal for which they can come through to North America thru this symbol of them that I have painted, and welcome the help of these ancient spirits.



“Wisdom is offered to me through shamanic training and world traveling is my inspiration. Making art pieces on concepts such as ‘forgiveness’ or ‘balance’ is my study of relationships with life. 

As I work my pieces, I can meditate on the aspects of the concept and work these perceptions into the construction for an evolving understanding of the original concept. I work with many materials; from hand-dyeing fabrics to painting, sewing, beading, collage.  

As I cultivate a piece, concepts develop further into the abstract, to ultimately create a story that is personal to me, but still open to free interpretation.”

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