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

Saturday, May 5, 2018

It's an art....

Oaxaca offers lots of scenic routes to follow, the Ruta Dominica or the popular Ruta Mezcal are but two.  There is a new one worth checking out.  On the Pan-American highway, heading north, starting a few kms from Etla, there is a series of sculptures in the medium strip.  This is one of the first and they go on from there.  There are some pretty spectacular pieces.
There are about fifteen large pieces over several kms.  I would drive a bit, take a photo of two or three and move on.  It was worth stopping to see each close up.
A gallery with backdrops.
And even some gods...
And this captivating piece.
So powerful..
And it works going back the other way.  This is the top photo from the other side.
I'll post more in a bit.  Don't want to reach the point of diminishing returns. They each deserve to be seen.

1 comment:

Bev in Ct said...

Oh! Funny
I thought the first one was a mural until you showed the other side!
Love the chicken wire woman
Are these permanent?