The forest shimmers with the energy of life. A sheen on the leaves suggests a life-giving rain has just
fallen. Just as in the real thing, your eye darts from one secret corner to another, trying to absorb all
the detail. For me, this painting, offers as close a feeling as is possible to the real thing. Dominating
the foreground are the leaves of heliconias, a widespread plant of the forest understorey. The artist is
Pablo Cesar Amaringo, one of the best known of the Pucallpa School. He titles this painting "Selva
Silenciosa" (= Silent Forest)tribute to the forest's serenity. This work was painted June 8, 1998 with
gouache on Arches paper. Actual size is 18 x 24 inches.