For the preparation of my travel to Guainía I designed a special walking stick, in which materiality is the main focus. It is a handmade copy of the hiking stick I used walking in the surroundings of Bogotá. I asked two carpenters in Bogotá to make a copy. The upper part of the stick refers to the birdman figures of pre-Columbian gold work seen in the Gold Museum. A birdman is a representation of the ecstatic flight of the shaman.