Playing with Art

On our travels we don’t go looking for art on our daily walks, and yet somehow it has a way of popping up where we least expect it.

On an overcast Saturday afternoon in Cuenca, we went out for a stroll. Why was a group of people gathered in front of a wall ahead? Suddenly, one member of the group started chasing another. They ended up across the street. The rest of the group turned and watched. Laughter ensued, small paint cans swayed, paintbrushes dueled.

On an overcast Saturday afternoon in Cuenca, we went out for a stroll. Why was a group of people gathered in front of a wall ahead? Suddenly, one member of the group started chasing another. They ended up across the street. The rest of the group turned and watched. Laughter ensued, small paint cans swayed, paintbrushes dueled.

A few moments later a truce was called but not until the painters had become works of art themselves. Playing with art can produce unexpected results.

A few moments later a truce was called but not until the painters had become works of art themselves. Playing with art can produce unexpected results.

The group turned around and resumed their work painting the wall mural.

The group turned around and resumed their work painting the wall mural.

One of the reasons we have enjoyed our stay in Cuenca, Ecuador its brightly painted public art found around town.

Decoration takes on a traditional theme for a pedestrian underpass.

Decoration takes on a traditional theme for a pedestrian underpass.

Panama hats are made in Cuenca so a long stretch of wall by the Tomebamba River has been devoted to a celebration of the local product.

Panama hats are made in Cuenca so a long stretch of wall by the Tomebamba River has been devoted to a celebration of the local product.

We loved this painting, found on a small building. Was it a house or shop, and was the work graffiti or commissioned?

We loved this painting, found on a small building. Was it a house or shop, and was the work graffiti or commissioned?

The stone wall has been vastly improved by someone with terrific sense of color.

The stone wall has been vastly improved by someone with terrific sense of color.

We’d wondered who created the public artwork that we’ve been seeing around town. How fun it was for us to see some of those people, and how much they are really into their work!

 

 

May 2016

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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2 Responses to Playing with Art

  1. plaidcamper says:

    Looks like the residents have a real sense of fun! It was fun to read…

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