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

The hereafter re me

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

Friday, September 14, 2012

Even more art and artists

Keeping the thread going.....
There are all sorts of artists in Oaxaca.  They range from folk artisans, for whom Oaxaca is so renown, to the big boys and girls, the world famous painters, musicians, poets, writers and sculptors.  No matter where you look, you will find art of some sort and the people who create and live in and with it.  Oaxaca is one of the hotbeds for contemporary art in Mexico and it comes in many forms.  I think there are several artists who do these pieces all created using thread. 
I see them working on the streets pretty regularly.  It is a very long process as you may well imagine and this "painting" of Santo Domingo is one of the best I have seen. 
I talked to the artist, Luis, a little bit, but he seemed suspicious of my interests.  Not hard to see why, a young street artist and an old gringo.  Still, I complimented him on how cool and unique his work was and went on my way, but I could not stop thinking about the process and wondered how he got into it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Christopher!!!!
I just love to see and learn more about the artist and their works.Maybe you will be interested with this article that I read not too long ago!!!
Antonin Gallant(Montreal)