Sunday, February 24, 2013

Documention

public artworks in Mexico City, Guanajuato and Oaxaca ....











It has been a pleasure to wander in search of sculpture and murals. It has also been fascinating to happen upon the pasted up and unorganized works. People throw up stuff all over the place. These are some of the pieces I have altered, a reinterpretation of the artists intent with the scale of location in mind. 











Saturday, February 23, 2013

Mexico City Metro

The Metro is an experience. It is like getting into a sauna - the dirtiest, smelliest, most crowded sauna you can imagine. If you can walk - you should probably walk. BUT the metro is only 3 pesos and you can get all the way across the city. If you are traveling at rush hour, there is a women's only section that is quite roomy! The system is huge and built with the most durable materials - a heavy concrete structure with steel details. 






Friday, February 22, 2013

Jugo Verde

It will make you feel 100% better! Mexico City I love you!

3/4 de vaso de jugo de naranja   (fresh squeezed orange juice)

1 vara de apio   (celery)

4 ó 5 ramas de perejil   (parsley)

Una cucharada de nopal picado   (cactus)

1/4 de rebanada de piña   (pineapple)

1 Limon   (lemon)

Jengibre   (ginger)



Thursday, February 21, 2013

Guanajuato

This city is a maze of winding streets and alleys that open onto public plazas. There is a School of Art & Theatre and the students practice all over the streets. There is always a show going on; lots and lots of people stop to watch. I am standing on top of the University steps in the picture below, you can't get into the school but they keep the steps open for the amazing view. 




old mining roads now serve as the main corridors for autos

amazing mercado 






beautiful Bougainvillea grows everywhere in Mexico



underneath the university steps



Friday, February 8, 2013

Torres de Satelite

The Towers of Satelite City by Luis Barragan and Mathias Goeritz lie on the outskirts of Mexico City, constructed in 1957. Five monoliths stand in the middle of a heavily trafficked highway. It is tricky to access but absolutely necessary for 15 architecture students, so over the highway and onto the scaffolding we went, on our way to an architectural fairytale.
Walking amongst the towers is like trekking with giants. The concrete pillars act as barriers to sounds and light, and when sheltered from the surroundings it is a pleasure to get lost in the personal space that is created. The towers change shape from every perspective, they stand as triangles but from certain angles appear as flat planes. The color and the texture vary too, originally intended to be painted a deep orange, the commission settled on red, yellow, blue and two shades of white.