To fully appreciate and acknowledge the cultural significance and importance of the body of work contained within the home museum (casea museo) and adjacent Capilla de Hombre or Chapel Of Man of Ecuador's favorite son – the incredible painter, sculptor and poet, Oswaldo Guayasamin (Born July 6, 1919, Quito, Ecuador. Died March 10, 1999), I was inspired to revisit everything I've learned thus far in my lifetime through my travels.
Over the summer, I caught some video footage of a graffiti battle during the SPARKon art, music and fashion event in Raleigh. Not sure why they limited the artists to Sharpies and no paint, but it was interesting to see the complex caricatures developed and threaded together along the paper “wall.” I love graffiti, so this was my first chance to check out the local talent since we moved here. Digging the cool drum-n-bass rhythms in the background. Check out the video for yourself.
The Nasher Museum of Art on the Duke University campus in Durham, NC presents The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl. The exhibit is closed to photographers, but there were a few items placed in the public areas I was allowed to shoot. It was interesting to capture people listening to albums curated by various artists whose work is featured. I tried to capture the enjoyment of music discovery.