This year has, so far, been excellent for art and traveling.
I have at this point more drawings than time to scan ( I know, hard to believe, ha!?) and properly compose posts…so photos from my trusty phone will have to suffice for now. I am posting this from Chicago, where I am attending a conference…of course this trip generated drawings and photography as well. So behind…it has become my new normal .
Entonces….have you heard of Urban Sketchers?
It is my current obsession.
At the end of March, during our Spring Break, I went to San Jose’, Costa Rica, to join Profe William Cordero and Urban Sketchers Costa Rica for The Market Adventure Workshop.
I had an amazing time in San Jose’, the chaotic, architecturally schizophrenic capital of Costa Rica.
The experience of Mercado Central cannot be easily described…only Borges could, I think.
A mazelike enclosed space,full of life, sabrosura and a wonderful cacophony of sounds and songs, the Central Market is a bustling node of San Jose’, a city of many faces, a city with no clear identity but moments of alegría total and vibrancy of urban activity ( borrowing the words of Jean Nouvel).
San Jose’ is ‘the city left behind’, as tourists flock to the natural beauty of Costa Rica, the beaches and incredible natural reserves.
More on this in a bit.
This was the first time I was in Central America, making my way down to the southern side of the Continent.
These were our exercises.
This was our last exercise, exploring the borders of the Mercado Central, its surrounding streets…its propagating energy.
I miss you, crazy place ❤.
What a wonderful adventure indeed, a great way to explore the world and meeting kindred spirits, artists and mystics.
Gracias Profe! Gracias compañeros de viaje!