Kusch - The female name of God by Madalena Lobao-Tello

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Collage and manipulation with photoshop

Study to “Daughter of the bright sun.”

  • Fearured on Breaking the Boundaries Group and Altered Art and Assemblage Group
  • Before, long before the arrival of the whites, and wars between Spanish and Mapuche, God lived on top of the world with his wife and children, reigning over heaven and earth. God had many names: Chau, the Father, and Antu, the Sun, or Nguenechén, Creator of the World, Chau or Antu, and its female version (moon) is Kusche or Kuyen. God had done a great job, had created heaven with all its clouds, and every one of its stars, and the land of giant mountains. He had made the rivers that run through the middle of the woods. One day God opened his huge fingers to place here and there, animals and men, the Mapuche. God lives in heaven now, watching their creations during the day, and illuminating his vast kingdom. At night, the queen, his wife, takes his place and was going to watch the dream of all creatures scattered throughout the world.
  • Note that, there are no written accounts of the ancient legends and myths before the Spanish arrival because their religious beliefs were transmitted only orally ..

The original photo is not mine and I have not been able to know who is the author.


estudio, study, bright sun, mapuche, mujer mapuche, kusch, collage, sol luminoso, mapuche woman, kuyen, mapuches, pueblo mapuche

I am a visual artist, painter and ceramist. The subject of my work is women. I born in Portugal, but I belong of all parts of the planet and my home is the World.
I work in a great number of mediums, including oil, charcoal, watercolour, acrylic, pencil, photography and mixed media. I have 3 sons.

My artwork can be found in private collections across Portugal, France, Mozambique, Switzerland, Chile, Nicaragua and Argentina

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  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 3 years ago


  • anne
    Muito Obrigado!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago

    gorgeous !!!

  • Guendalyn
    I am very grateful for your support of my art work!! Thank you so much!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • NRM333
    NRM333over 2 years ago

    Ghostly. really good.

  • Nicholas
    I am glad that you like my work! Thanks for your visit to my gallery!!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaabout 1 year ago

    CONGRATULATIONS … on your outstanding work


  • shadowle
    I am thrilled to be featured in your group. :))
    Thank you so much!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Tere Troya
    Tere Troyaabout 1 year ago

  • Teresita
    Thank you so much for featuring this artwork in your group!!
    I am happy and honored. :))

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Tere Troya
    Tere Troyaabout 1 year ago
    Hi Madalena ! Please be friendly and read the Featured
  • Teresita
    I am very friendly but like everyone else I have to work, and I made painting classes, all afternoon. I have recently come to my house and I’m tired.
    Please be gentle

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Sandra  Sengstock-Miller
    Sandra Sengst...6 months ago

    As I read your write up I was drawn into the story. History has a fantastic line running through it. Some very good and a very cruel. I found it very interesting as you wrote it. A wonderful piece that has an mystical feeling to it.

  • Sandra :)
    I appreciate that you have take the time to visit and comment!
    Thank you so much

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...2 days ago

    Hi Madalena, gee I never knew the Kusche was the name for the female God….you sure did a lovely image, ..happy week to you my dear friend

  • Sherri :)
    Thanks for calling my attention. The name was misspelled… really, the name is Kusch.
    Have a great week my friend!!

    – Madalena Lobao-Tello

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