A crusty loaf of bread

Today, we are all one big mix of cultures and races, but for some strange reason extremist discourses are dominant in many parts of the world. I, for one, do some things the Indigenous way – like wearing traditional sandals and chewing coca leaf – but I also watch Netflix and drink Coca-Cola. Sociologist Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui coined a term which I love: ch’ixi, loosely translated as “gray.” It refers to the Aymara weaving method used to make Aguayo blankets: when one color is juxtaposed over another, a third, indeterminate hue is created. I believe we are all ch’ixi, and I strive to explore this reality in my work.

River Claure’s photography reimagines Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince as an Aymara fairy tale.