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Ancestral Connection

Remembering Who We Are

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Ancestral Connection

Remembering Who We Are

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Vanessa “Mariposa” Cabrales is a visionary, researcher, designer, culture curator, teacher, meditator, and artist (visual art/ modeling & composing) and is recipient of two City of Austin artist development grants. She is from the Americas. Born in Venezuela to Colombian parents and raised in the United States she explores thresholds and magical realism as gateways to the Ephemeral and Becoming. Her academic work uses an autoethnographic and performative methodology to explore an ethos of ancientist futurism, theorizing this ethos as a way to recognize a “planetary dream” assisting in the purpose of the human species. Here centuries before and centuries from the future guide the eternal present.

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“El pasado y el futuro eran parte de la misma cosa y la realidad del presente era un caleidoscopio de espejos desordenados, donde todo podía ocurrir.”
― Isabel Allende, La casa de los espíritus

The past and the future were part of the same thing - present reality is a kaleidoscope of scattered mirrors where anything can occur.

― Isabel Allende, House of Spirits

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“El pasado y el futuro eran parte de la misma cosa y la realidad del presente era un caleidoscopio de espejos desordenados, donde todo podía ocurrir.”
― Isabel Allende, La casa de los espíritus

The past and the future were part of the same thing - present reality is a kaleidoscope of scattered mirrors where anything can occur.

― Isabel Allende, House of Spirits

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It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those

differences. - Audre Lorde

 

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It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those

differences. - Audre Lorde

 

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Through fragmentation and cohesion, a loud silence radiates, moments collapse into the next, opportunities for fierce loving and tender vulnerability, abstractions weave together in my heart, belly, womb paving the way for an unnamed originality.  I can feel myself cutting deep grooves, I’m the edges of a river - water particles, multiple daggers cutting grooves into canyon walls into an eternal now, an ancient millenia rumbling from the future. - Vanessa "Mariposa"

 

About Me

 

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Through fragmentation and cohesion, a loud silence radiates, moments collapse into the next, opportunities for fierce loving and tender vulnerability, abstractions weave together in my heart, belly, womb paving the way for an unnamed originality.  I can feel myself cutting deep grooves, I’m the edges of a river - water particles, multiple daggers cutting grooves into canyon walls into an eternal now, an ancient millenia rumbling from the future. - Vanessa "Mariposa"

 

About Me