Saturday, 5 November 2011

A surprise in the post

I received a thick envelop from Mexico covered with 15 beautiful stamps. As I could not remember ordering anything from Mexico, I was intrigued.

I opened the envelop and found the book “Las pitahayas en las artes plásticas” (Dragon fruits in visual arts) by Adolfo Rodríguez Canto.

And on page 76, the "Dragon fruit" oil painting I did in 2008, together with my bio and part of my artist statement.

The book features many other artists from around the world who painted dragon fruits.

Adolfo Rodríguez Canto was born in Maxcanú, Yucatán (Mexico) in 1959. He is an Agricultural Engineer specialist in rural sociology. He has been teaching at the Autonomous University Chapingo 1982, now in the Regional University Center Yucatan Peninsula.

This book was a nice surprise and it will be a good occasion to refresh my Spanish. And now I know that “pitahayas” means “dragon fruit” in Spanish.

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