Friday, February 12, 2010
Dámaris is only 4.5 years old and she loves to paint. She won´t use the brush and leaves full responsability to her little fingers...no distractions, no looking to the other kids even when they spill paint next to her...she is in her own abstract world, painting. Her fingers won't stop blending red and blue and orange and white. She will only call me if she needs a different color: - "color morado"...¿tiene color morado? - It´s her favorite color but I dont have any left. I look around and say "No tengo". She is not really bothered by not having purple, she continues creating her art, quiet...very quiet.
When Christopher finished this painting, he came right away saying "maestro, maestro, maestro...mire, mire.mire" as he is pulling my jeans to get my attention. Then he goes and points at the snake and the spider in the painting, can you see them? They are both in white color and the only reason why they have black eyes and mouth is because I did not identify them right away. Chris noticed my hesitation and said "bueno, les pongo sus ojos".
This artist loves snakes and there is always one in his paintings, this is the first time he makes them white though...i wonder if the spider next to it had something to do with it.
Aleks o Alex for Alejandro, this is the name of this one little artist who came to our "clase de pintura" all excited after his first music lesson in the community. In his work you can see the "reloj grande" (big clock) which is to "play the instruments", as he said.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Ollin Tlahtoalli Center and the children of Santo Tomás Jalieza, Oaxaca, are happy to share their art through this blog. The art here presented is the result of a project that started almost two years now!
Check out our link to this project: