Artistic Director of the Piñata Dance Collective, Registered Somatic Movement Therapist
Clay vessel with feathers- Hawk, vulture, turkey and pheasant. By Liz Boubion and Sculptor, Meryl Juniper
La Piñata Indigeniste-2012. After performing and researching the history of the Piñata, embodying the contemporary paper mache pinata ritual on a physical level, emotional level, and imaginal level- in relation to colonization, appropriation, modernization, border crossing, mixed race identity and immigration, the work evolved to re-claim the Aztec ritual to honor Huitzilopochtli (Sun God) in community in Sebastopol, Ca. June 2012 to prepare for the ending of the Mayan Synchronometer. Together with Afia Walking Tree, Qween Hollins and Debbie Nargie Brown, we led a ceremony with the Green Valley Village intentional community. Offering a prayer for sustainability, and for the continuation of life for 52 more years. Merryl Juniper helped me sculpt and fire this beautiful vessle that I imagined an original vessle may have looked like. This one held our intentioned cups of water. On Dec. 21, we plan to have another community ritual to break it open and offer it back to the land. Our vision of a sustainable and regenerative community encompasses, cultural diversity and bio-diversity through art, education and spirituality.
Ending of the Mayan Synchronometer. Prayer for sustainability with Qween Hollins, Afia Walking Tree. Liz Duran Boubion and members of Green Valley Village. Sebastopol, Ca. 2012.