Maria Arango - Las Vegas, Nevada USA
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Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Paper Dimension: 10 x 7.5 inches
Image Dimension: 8 x 6 inches
Block: 5 cherry blocks
Pigment or Ink: Akua-Kolor
Paper: Hand-made cotton/silk
Comments: In Cataluña, the myth of the "water woman" lives as the Aloja (Aloges or Dones d'aigua).
The Aloja are feminine beings akin to the sirens of the sea that live in places with fresh water. It is said that the lakes where the dones d'aigua bathe can boil in anger if a stranger enters them, however the Aloja are good women and try to bring wealth and well-being to the areas they live in.
Aloja are nocturnal, have shimmering gold or red hair, and emerald or deep blue eyes. They enjoy viewing their reflections in lakes on full-moon nights.