The Inspiration behind the piece

The Huachuma (San Pedro) cactus (Trichocereus pachanoi, T.peruvianus and other species) represents perhaps longest-used of the sacred holistic healing plants of South America. The ceremonial use of Huachuma for healing, magical and divining purposes has been a continuous tradition in Perú for well over 3,000 years and continues today, largely in syncretic post-colonial "San Pedro" mesa modalities. 

Not only is Huachuma still used in shamanic trances and healing sessions throughout the northern coast and Andes but it is also used increasingly to combat contemporary problems such as alcoholism and other addictions.