The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Xuanas of San Martin Tilcajete

I am having a great time working on the directory of artesanos in the woodcarving village of San Martin Tilcajete. I get to go into all the hidden places around the village and see the carving families in their homes. I am working with Rogelio Sosa Ortega, who is one of famous carver, Jesus Sosa Calvo's sons.

Here is a nice portrait of the family of Abad Xuana Luis under a flamboyan tree. Abad and his children carve wonderful pieces. His daughter Ana, is one of the very few artesanos who does the whole process. She carves, sands and paints her own pieces.

1 comment:

Lorena said...

It is wonderful that a talented person like yourself shares all this information with people like myself, a native Oaxacan, and admirer of these magic hands.