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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Tapetes de arena - Sand Paintings

These beautiful sand paintings, tapetes de arena (carpets of sand) had a short life in the Plaza de la Danza.  I've seen lots of them over the years. They are sometimes huge, often are filled with images associated with Muertos, but this year, they were much smaller and all religious in nature.
I caught them with a brilliant sun overhead the afternoon before they were swept up.  They are full of sparkles.
They are quite beautiful, detailed work and more examples of how so many things here are artistic in nature.
I used a little Photoshop magic to put them in perspective, as they might appear from above.
So much work and yet they were only there for a couple of days, swept away, temporary, as are all things.

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