Friday, October 27, 2006

2006 a Gallery of my sculptures "silleteras"

Young Silletera, with a ceramic pot
Grandmother Silletera, with thrown miniature pots.
My Grandmother-Silleteras honor Stephen Lewis's Projects in Africa.
"The Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) helps to ease the pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa at the grassroots level. It provides care to women who are ill and struggling to survive; assists orphans and other AIDS affected children; supports heroic grandmothers who almost single-handedly care for their orphan grandchildren; and supports associations of people living with HIV/AIDS"
(Taken from the S. Lewis Foundation)

Grandmother Silletera #2 Silletera-potter He is wearing a "ruana" (it is like a poncho)

we all do to keep warm in the mountains of Colombia

Grandmother Silletera, (side view)

Silleteros in love A fusion of an old tradition,

"el desfile de los silleteros" in Antioquia, Colombia with Ottawa's beautiful Tulip Festival in May. These photos by Pilar Gomez, October 2006