Oaxaca Walls

Dawn. West Tisbury, Massachusetts. No rain in the last 48 hours. Springtime. The temperature is around forty outside and around sixty inside. Showers are in the forecast.

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The dishwasher needs emptying. There are clothes to be folded and put away. The floor needs sweeping. It would be even better to vacuum. There’s an unfinished jigsaw puzzle on the dining room table. There are unfinished crossword puzzles in at least five locations.

There are drawings to work on, like this unfinished locust pod.

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There are zinnia seeds to plant into flats.

There’s a Wishetwurra world of things to do.

Business calls. Crows call. Christine will call, to tell me what ferry she’ll need to be picked up from later today. Just after I wrote that sentence, Christine called, and told me to pick her up at the 11:30 arrival.

So much to do.

It’s time to trumpet the news.

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What news?

Thetompostpile will never, ever, get caught up.

Thousands of photos lurk in the archives. Japan. West Tisbury. Costa Rica.

I haven’t yet posted anything from last January’s days in Oaxaca.


Yes, Oaxaca.

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Last January.

Oaxaca is full of life, full of art.

Oaxaca is famous for printmaking.

One place you can see printmaking is on city walls.

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I didn’t scratch the surface, but did manage to photograph a few examples.

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Here’s one with a heavy “Big Daddy Roth” influence.

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I hadn’t thought of him in a while.

Big Daddy Roth.

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Some eyes from the hand of Big Daddy Roth

Big Daddy Roth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Roth

Oaxaca is in southern Mexico, where political passion constantly simmers.

The Oppressed and enslaved are subjects for the passion of the artist.

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Justice, and lives, hang in the balance.

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Who is responsible?

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From these three pieces were composed something I saw.

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Oaxaca wall: print tryptich

My morning time for writing has now passed.


We shall return to images of Oaxaca in the future.




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