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On a trip to Rajasthan, I visited the Sanskrit School for Children in Chanoud Garh. With the help of the village painter and inspired by figures of animals and plants commonly used in Indian art, I completed a mural piece of 300 cm x 400 cm. The piece will be used to teach words and shapes to elementary school children.

The journal was done during a trip to Peru in 2012, June 6 to the 16th.
13.5 inches by 9 inches, 44 pages Cover Japanese Paper with Peruvian ribbon,
Handbound by artist,  Amalfi handmade paper and vellum, watercolor and ink.

Available at Vamp and Tramp Booksellers.

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Parque de la 79

This series of 30 works, drawings and paintings, is based on observations over the past one and one-half years of daily life in the park across from my apartment in Bogota: the park on 79th, a magical place.

Its scale, simple geometry, landscaping, and location in an urban center isolated from the hustle and bustle, are features that transform it into a pool-like park or carpet-like park, a stage inhabited by the community that surrounds it, its neighbors, office workers, lovers, housekeepers, guards and, of course, its dogs: Yuki, Mia, Fango and Lola, Ramon, Shiloh, Woody and Lina.

I selected as characters dogs, friends and trees, and used a circular, repetitive narrative.  There are references to George Seurat’s “Sunday at the Grande Jatte,” to that peaceful bourgeois world now in the process of extinction.  As I observed from my fourth-floor apartment, I discovered in the park on 79th a marvelous reality, the poetic spirit of Bogota.

This series is the testimony of a visitor to that magical place.

El Parque de la 79

Esta serie de 30 obras, dibujo y pintura, esta basada en mis observaciones durante el ultimo ano y medio de la vida cotidiana en el parque situado frente a mi apartamento en Bogota:

el parque de la 79, para mi un lugar mágico.

Su escala, su simpleza geométrica y paisajística, ubicado en el centro urbano y alejado de su ruido, son factores que lo transforman en “parque-piscina” o “parque-alfombra”, un escenario habitado por toda la comunidad que lo rodea, los vecinos, oficinistas, amantes, empleadas, guardias y, claro, los perros del parque:  Yuki, Mia, Fango and Lola, Ramon, Shiloh, Woody and Lina

Utilizando una narrativa circular y repetitiva, he escogido personajes, entre perros, amigos y arboles. Hay referencias a la obra de George Seurat, “El Domingo en la Grande Jatte”, a ese mundo apacible y burgués, ya desapareciendo. Contemplando al parque desde el cuarto piso, descubrí en el Parque de la 79 lo real maravilloso, la otra parte del alma de Bogota.

Queda mi obra como un testimonio de un visitante.