I remember when I was a kid, the impression those marine monsters in the old maps caused me. I can recall one framed map of the Americas, at one of the offices in the main dock of my town that I was always curious about.With serpentine terrifying creatures, rare seahorses and giant lobsters, those seas looked very intriguing to me. Since the old times sea monsters have been related with fears. These small watercolors are part of a more ambitious project that deals with the idea of how our own fears can be a way of learning about ourselves more than something that we should fight against.
Have a good night!
This is a commissioned poster I made for Artefactus Teather a group based in Miami.
Soon they will present the play “Mi platero” ( My Platero), as part of the activities taking place in the city to celebrate the centennial of “Platero y yo” ( Platero and I) publishing, the beloved book by laureate Spanish poet Juan Ramon Jimenez.
The play is a ludic exercise for two actors inspired in the years that Juan Ramon Jimenez and his wife, Zenobia Campubri spent in Miami as part of their exile.
The initial drawing.
The text in the poster is no definitive, just a proof to see how it works
To know more about Juan Ramon Jimenez y Zenobia Campubri:
I titled this piece “Viernes” ( Friday). It is part of my project “Semana” ( Week).
A very personal series based on the subjective aspects that usually are associated with time and the ideas that are created in the process of recycling spiritual yearnings, hopes and dreams.
This is a watercolor on paper.
Have a nice weekend!