Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dominican Art

Just back from a week in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -- my first voyage there. You can't help but be struck by the variety of art as you walk down the "tourist street" -- some of it junk reproduced in masses by Haitian artist now settled there but here and there a treasure, such as those we stumbled upon at a gallery/cafe which are rich with texture and scenes of Dominican life. Here are a few highlights.