New Artwork and highlights from my travels in Oaxaca!
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If you follow me on social media or receive my newsletter you are aware of my Glassell BLOCK participation and the BLOCK XIX Group Show that just ended. Thank you you to everyone who was able to attend. My second year in the BLOCK started in mid-August and is referred to as BLOCK XX. I will continue to share news from this program and look forward to our Group Show XX happening Sept 2020!
Fall 2019 has been very busy and I was able to travel to Oaxaca, Mexico with Glassell School of Art on a cultural trip led by Arielle Masson and Valentina Atkinson.
I was overwhelmed with inspiration from Oaxaca…
Oaxaca offers so much inspiration as far as the texture and colors of its landscape, flowers and foliage. I can’t wait to incorporate these new sparks of inspiration into my work!
I had the opportunity not only to revel in the gorgeous landscapes and nature of the city, but also to meet local artists and delve into Mexico’s deep historical roots.
One of my first stops was the Oaxacan Botanical Gardens. Here, I got the opportunity to explore the ex-convent of Santo Domingo. The views from the convent were inspiring!
Connecting and experiencing local artist Rolando Rojas’s…
I had the immense pleasure of visiting Rolando Rojas’s Studio in Oaxaca. His work is deeply connected to his cultural and personal histories. His work has a spiritual bent to it. He explores universal themes such as fertility and music through strong visual motifs – the sun, moon, and cosmos. You can view more of his work here.
One of my favorite historical site visits was to Monte Alban a UNESCO World Heritage property that is a Pre- Colombian archaeological site. Flourishing during the period of 500 B.C. to 850, it was inhabited by a succession of peoples – the Olmecs, Zapotecs and Mixtecs.