Five characters (and their guests) in search of something.

Monday, April 25, 2005


A few shots of our observance of the latest solar eclipse combined with some Oaxaqueno cloud studies.

You'll find the sun in the middle of the above photos, behind the clouds. Kept hoping I wasn't going to burn out the CCD. I didn't.

These were the clouds preceeding the eclipse and following the eclipse. In some ways more appealing than the eclipse itself.

An example of the incredible sunsets of winter in valley of Oaxaca.


There is a great deal of folksy sign painting happening in Mexico.

[Cd. Oaxaca]

[Welder, San Cristobal, Chiapas]

[Cocina Zapatista sign near Ocosingo, Chiapas]

[Zapatista Papeleria (paper store) sign near Ocosingo, Chiapas]

When we first arrived in Oaxaca there was an art show at IAGO featuring the work of El Grupo SUMA. SUMA is a graphic design group (loose grouping?). The show focused on work from the 1970s and 1980s. Their work with silhouette has had an effect on the graffiti of southern Mexico at least. (Sorry, I was unable to find a sample of their work to post.)

[Cd. Oaxaca]
A "Reservoir Dogs"-like reference by Vain and a Benito Juarez updated for the punk rock generation.

[Cd. Oaxaca]
A stencil by Suero with an independent comic book feel (like "Transmetropolitan").

[Cd. Oaxaca]
A merger of George Bush (fils) and Mickey Mouse on a slow sign. Filled with allegory.

[San Cristobal, Chiapas]
"Tierra y Libertad" by Dr Hofmann. Brilliant piece comparing graffiti artists to Mexican revolutionaries. Some would agree.

[San Cristobal, Chiapas]
Just onions.


[Hierve el Agua, Oaxaca]
Several large agaves are dying due to the scratched in names of students visiting Hierve el Agua, in the mountains outside Oaxaca Cd.

[Cd. Oaxaca]
Our closest building in mal estado. Ripe for new works.