Fernando Llort, born in San Salvador in 1949, is a well known and influential artist here. Today I visited his gallery in Colonia Escalon. The parking entrance features his colorful murals; the inside has several rooms lined with his paintings, lithographs, and ceramics; others are dedicated to creation. Visitors included a busload of teenagers, three Italian businessmen, and some traveling Salvadorans who were about to head to the beach. Llort’s artwork is available for sale, and includes beach towels, bookmarks, and colorful wooden boxes. I came home with some cloth napkins depicting happy scenes of life in the countryside in El Salvador.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
~tropical birds singing, “tuu-weet! tuu-weet!”, “tweet!”, “twee-uh-wee-uh-weet!”, “brruh, brruh, brruh"
~the aerating swimming pool five floors below
~an old woman shouting “pan!” (bread), "empanadas!", carrying a large round basket on her head maneuvering the neighborhood on foot
~the shouts of a school teacher at a school for kids with special needs “bravo! bravo!”
~the loud speaker atop a van driving by advertising something, I don’t know what
~fireworks (day and night) though they sound a lot like gunshots