Inthe past weeksI participatedinaworkshop givenby artistand illustratorCecilia Afonso Esteves at Aguaribay. Ceciliawrites ablog,Flor de papel, whichI have benn followingfor 7 years,andlives and works inCórdoba.So whenI sawthe announcement of herworkshopdid not hesitate toparticipate. It was nice todiscover that sheisas Iimagined,asthe women she draws, withflowers and branches growing out of their heads anddressed in the color ofwater. The workshop"Libro ilustrado y libro album"focused onthe development ofbook illustrations. Sheproposed an excercise and these weresome of the imagesthat Icame to (inspired by the poem "Silencio" by Federico Garcia Lorca and using with little porcelain pieces) and thatI would like to continueworking on. CeciThanksfor your patience andgenerosity.
"Muslimsfrom thedesert, once installedin the Mediterraneanareacreatedfertilelush gardens, like oasis,varying theEuropeanrationalistprivacyby the magicalintimacy.
This effectprints alabyrinthineaspectfrom irregularspaces,buxusorboxwoodhedges, designedlike smallplaces wheretwo peoplecanbarely walk,fullof crossroadsand pathsthat openin different directions.
HispanicMuslimgardensuprisesthe ear with themurmur of water, the smell with theperfume of the flowersand the texture with the feelof thebreezes andthevariety ofdifferentkinds of floors: tiles, bricks,dirt and gravel.
The gallerylinking thereceptionarea ofthe gardenis covered withiridescentGranada tiles."
Yesterday I had the opportunity toattend the Artists talks organized by Graciela OlioatIUNA. This time thespecial guestwasIsraeli ceramicistSimcha Even-Chenwho spoke abouther work and work process. I dare torecommend theselecturesfor those interestedin ceramicsbecause they arean excellent place todiscover and learn aboutartists, worksand techniques.