Herbs and Orishas Series: The Herbs and Orishas series was born out of Luz’s life passions, where art and science meet with her sacred Afro-Brazilian traditions. Orishas are considered to be the sacred forces of nature, and each one has a consecrated plant associated with it. Herbs and Orishas is a series of 16 acrylic paintings on canvas that are divided into four groups, according to the four elements of nature associated with the Orishas: fire, earth, water, and air. Each element has four paintings with a specific shape for that particular element: Fire = Rectangular, Earth = Square, Water = Round, and Air = Oval. The work is very rich, depicting both life-sized plants as well as their cellular compositions.