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22 MARINE ST., ST. AUGUSTINE, FL 32084 | (904) 824-2310

Rosalie Jefferson

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    My Journey Oaxaca, Puebla and Mexico City

    Acrylic by Rosalie Jefferson ⏤ 36 in x 36 in, Framed
    "This journey was full of surprises. Oaxaca, Mexico is a brilliant culture featuring graphic wall art, towering sculptures carried through streets at festivals. Plazas filled open air galleries that surprise you at every turn in the city. This area high in the mountains of central Mexico is poor compared with more industrious cities. The society creates crafts from past ancestors and is enriched by local contemporary artists. Traveling to Puebla and entering studios filled with whimsical hand carved, brilliantly decorated creatures was in stark contrast to the ancient indigenous warlike era of the Maya. Touring these crumbling ruins and learning of the sacrificial rituals and the bloody ball games as depicted in stone fragments of their captured slaves made my return to present Puebla culture like a breath of fresh air. Then on to Mexico City with brilliant modern towering sculptures and architecture, touring busses adorned with Frida Kahlo on the side left me searching for more. Then I found the amazing archeological museum that houses all the past treasures to contemporary art today. The gardens surrounding this enormous site further enhances our understanding of this rich culture. All of this and my reflections captured in my sketchbooks, photographs and momentous are captured in this painting. Oaxaca, Puebla and Mexico lie beneath towering active volcanos in this high altitude changing the color of the sky with the air quality of the day."

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