Wednesday, November 26, 2008

October trip to Brazil

It was a shorter trip than the February one, but could see some new graphites that I’d like to share...

This one is by a graphite artist called "Tidi Freak". There is something in it that reminded me of Joe's art... I think is the heart in ther hands (my mom mentioned that!).

These 2 are by the world famous "Gemeos":

And some pictures of Museum of Independency in Sao Paulo.
I thought it was interesting because last time I went there, I thought that the statues were in decay, pretty bad shape. Then this time, some artist made an installation in the monument putting some "live save jackets" in some of them... My mother was wondering why... her conclusion is that they are crying for help before they "sink at once".

Saturday, November 1, 2008

It’s been a while since my last entry in this blog.
I just came back from Brazil, my second trip back home this year, and there are so many things that I think are inspiring that I decided to do 2 entries: first of pictures from my trip in February ( I did not have a blog back then!), and another from the trip in October….

In Sao Paulo, there is a alley way called "Beco do Batman" where graphite artists painted many feet of walls with amazing colors... Joe took pictures of many of them. These are my favorites:

Also, in Sao Paulo, there is the culture of "padarias": neighborhood bakeries, that serve fresh bread every hour; also serve lunch, coffees, breakfasts etc. I just miss them so much that I'd like to make one in here!

In Rio de Janeiro, besides the natural beauties like the beaches etc., we also saw very beautiful/intriguing things like "A Escadaria do Chileno".... and more street art.

Between, Sao Paulo and Rio, there is little ceramic town called Cunha, where we visited many ceramic studios. Most of them, use a Japanese technique called "noborizaka" oven to fire their pieces.

We also went to Minas Gerais and visited some little towns like Ouro Preto, Belo Horizonte, etc. In Minas, there are many art from stones and crystals; and many churches from Barroco period.