Monday, July 27, 2009
This piece, probably a self-portrait, was made by the first outsider artist there ever was, she was definitely outside art and history, and still is.
In spite of this, she acquired many disciples. Knowing that most people are biased against art, she would dress as a ghost and pound the windows of her neighbors while howling, “you must create”, and many did so. Some claim that her spirit never died and she still haunts normal citizens, now as a genuine ghost, and commands them to create art or else.
It is rumored that her name was Afuera Feral that she never made any money and lived in a hut in the forest.
100 watts shone bright all summer long on the porch. It was extremely seductive to moths, bugs of all kinds and insects of the night. Very many of them lost their lives in an attempt to embrace it, perhaps believing it was God, but it wasn’t its fault. 100 watts shone every time the switch was turned on, when not, perhaps it dreamed of being a lightning bug with a luminous stomach. The only time it failed to spark was ungraciously discarded.
However, its memories are preserved inside this porcelain vessel.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Fredrick Church, the most known and accomplished artist of the Hudson River School, spent many winters in Mexico. There, he would often have lunch at Taqueria Doña Lupe; he enjoyed greatly the tender pork tacos and the spicy guacamole. Last time he ate there, he forgot his hat behind; black clouds were covering the sun and he wanted to rush home before the storm.Doña Lupe put the hat in a box, wrote on it “Señor Federico”, expecting his return anytime, but years went and she eventually forgot all about it. The taqueria and the adjoining house remained in the family for more than a century until a descendant of Doña Lupe needed to sell the property in order to immigrate to the US, and while emptying an old trunk, found the remains of the hat.