In Inca mythology Pachamama (earth mother) is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. She presides over planting and harvesting, embodies the mountains, and causes earthquakes.
Carlos Leon is a Peruvian contemporary painter. His artwork maintains an enduring dialog between the remnants of the Inca culture in the Peruvian mountains with the contemporary art that is the signature of our times. His paintings are a metaphor for the artist perception of the history of his people.