I want to share some things from my first day in Oaxaca. Quiero compartirte algos de mi primer dia en Oaxaca.
In Oaxaca, art is part of life. It is not only in houses and galleries, but also in the street En Oaxaca, arte es parte de la vida. No es solo en casas y gallerias, pero tambien en la calle.
It is easy to find inspiration in such a beautiful city. Here is a quick sketch I made during my walk: Es facil encontrar inspiracion en una ciudad tan belleza. Aqui es un dibujar rapido yo realizado durante mi caminar.
Food/Comida The sketch is a view from Xochimilco, a neighborhood with an organic market (every Friday and Saturday) in it’s church courtyard. El dibujo es una vista de Xochimilco, un barrio con un mercado organico (cada Viernes y Sabado) en la patio de la inglesia.
Oaxaca is world famous for their food. I was too busy to take pictures, but it could be the best in the world. Oaxaca es famoso sobre el mundo para su comida. estuve tanto ocupado grabadar fotos, pero es comida mejor en el mundo.
It is great to see my friends again! They have welcomed me to their country, and it feels good to be at my home away from home. Es grandioso ver mis amigos otra vez. Ellos me han dado bienvenido a sus pais, y siento bien estar a mi casa lejos de mi casa.
I also love the chance to speak Spanish. I was quickly reminded that I still have much to learn. I hope the next 3 months will be a great learning experience for me. Yo siempre encanto la oportunidad hablar espanol. recordé muy rapido que todavia tengo mucho aprender. Deseo que los 3 meses proximos estaran un experencia grande para me instruido. Category: mexico
Right now, I’m doing a lot of printmaking in my studio:
The design is from my recent residency in Oaxaca, MX. These two women sold tamales in the street. Their tamales are delicious, and they let me practice speaking spanish while I ate. They have been selling tamales on that corner for 15 years.
Last week, I spent a week as the ‘Artist In Residence’ at Longbranch Elementary School. Their art program works with a non-profit organization, called Faith 2 Move, to incorporate global awareness into their curriculum. I collaborated with 850 students to make this video about water. Enjoy!
I’m learning to model in 3D with the program, Blender, and I am working on lighting. These are best 2 attempts so far:
My goal was to make the fruit on the tree appear like they are glowing.
Not so bright that you can’t see the skin, but an effect more like a paper lantern.
Which one do you like better?
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Ken is a self-taught artist from rural Kentucky, whose work includes painting, printmaking, and pottery. He considers himself to be a 'lifetime learner' and he uses art as the vehicle to explore and learn more about the world around him. Much of his work reflect his optimistic views on rural folk culture, river life and simple pleasures.
Before the pandemic, You could visit Ken every Final Friday of the month at studio 400 at the Pendleton Art Center in downtown Cincinnati. Now, he's mostly sitting on his front porch ,keeping a social distance, in the Historic Village of Old Washington, KY.