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

Friday, August 22, 2014

Rack 'em up with tlacolulokas

A sweet table at the Regis restaurant in Tlacolula.
And the food is quite good as well.
Incidentally, this is a pretty important work by tlacolulokos, a group of young artists, DarĂ­o Canul, Cosijoesa Cernas and Eleazar Machucho, all from Tlacolula.  Here's a bit about them.
Their work is based on marginal contexts, in which stands out the representation of violence, crime, santeria, the social decomposition and tourist debauchery that happens in the State of Oaxaca, and shows the other side of the so-called "paradise cities"
Look a little closer at these ladies from Tlacolula.
These are the same artists who did this mural right near the entrance to the Sunday market.
 Wonderful detail work.
The women of Tlacolula carry these large heavy canastas in all calendas and processions, so this is a very accurate and traditional image.
 Again, looking a bit closer at the details.
Oaxaca street art, some of the strongest and best  anywhere.
Rosie the Riveter tlacolulokos style
You and me, hermano..... on a bike.
We outta here.

1 comment:

sonya melescu said...

WOW awesome street art. Love the B&W