More than 600 images crowded my camera chip when I returned home from the fishing village of El Matal on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast. Phase two of the “Post-Painting Competition“ coaxed a new batch of budding artists to the sun-drenched streets, where they magically transformed concrete light posts into works of art using Jama-Coaque pre-Columbian icons.
For two days I ambled the main streets, met new Picassos and marveled at their sheer joy of painting. They beamed with pride when anyone stopped to appreciate their work! Why, oh why, couldn’t they all win a top prize?!!!! Continue reading