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sketch of accordion player

sketch of accordion player

Beginning the piece for the poster of Globalquerque 2013!

Layout in black and white

Layout in black and white

I like to begin my collages by laying them out in black and white

Accordion Player close up

Accordion Player close up

I like to think of images in layers of black, white and neutral. First stages of accordion player and the outline of Europe.

Adding the oceans

Adding the oceans

Here I began to struggle with the composition and decided that the continents could not be exactly positioned in their correct places for the sake of balancing the composition.

Close-up of Europe

Close-up of Europe

adding the southern part of the United States

adding the southern part of the United States

Texas, Mexico and small icons

Texas, Mexico and small icons

Adding map details while also keeping trying to keep it strong visually.

Cyril Damian

Cyril Damian

Cyril Damian, an organist, invented the accordion in Austria in 1829. Italian manufacturers such as Hoehner went into production a few decades later.

carving for the hands

carving for the hands

As the maps were taking shape, I began to start carving the linoleum blocks so that I could print the features of the accordion player

Colorful block prints of food for the table

Colorful block prints of food for the table

Finished!

Finished!

The final collage will soon be photographed for Globalquerque 2013!

A new musical instrument piece

A new musical instrument piece

While living in Guanajuato, Mexico I started to create a new piece about a guitar-like instrument called the vihuela

The vihuela coming with the Spanish to the New World

The vihuela coming with the Spanish to the New World

The vihuela as it looked from Spain on the right and as it took shape in Mexico during the mariachi period starting in the 1920's

Working out the composition

Working out the composition

Composition changes

Composition changes

Map of Mexico. i changed the position of the horse to represent Spain, horses, vihuela coming to New World

Origen of the word mariachi

Origen of the word mariachi

Mariachis were named from the French word "mariage" during the French occupation of Mexico because they often played for weddings

Finalizing the vihuela piece

Adding large linoleum prints

Self portrait

Self portrait

This is the lino block and print I made of myself after returning from Brazil

Finalizing the vihuela piece
Finalizing the vihuela piece