My Valentine's Gift

I was walking downtown today and was stopped in my tracks. There is a really tiny little area near the bus station that is used as a market. I usually walk by quickly lest I be pestered by the vendors though they have figured out that "guerra" (nick name for "white girl") wears a uniform and they don't bug me so much anymore since I am not a tourist. Today I had to stop. Instead of the usual souvenir tourist crap, there were two areas of art. Real live art. I have been desperate to find something to put on our walls and this particular piece really caught my eye. The vendor was not pushy and was very helpful in telling me that all his artists are local, this particular piece was done by someone in Merida. He had quite a few paintings that I really liked but this one stood out for me. I stopped to look and just fell in love with it. For me it has such a positive, hopeful energy, the reaching out to nature, the finding of nature and the peace that it brings. The shells represent a simple life, yet are so complex at the same time. I can't stop thinking about this triptych and have decided to petition to receive it as a Valentine's gift. HUBBY THIS MEANS YOU. He asked for 3200 pesos, but went down to 2500. Pwetty pwease?


Comments

Ira said…
Another great custom valentine's day gift or for any occasion is artwork from http://photofiddle.com/
wayne said…
Those would look great in my living room over the sofa! And I'll be in Cancun tomorrow! Better tell Hubby to get on the stick! (kidding, just kidding! but don't tell Hubby that! LOL!)
CancunCanuck said…
Ira- Not sure if that is your site and this is spam, but I like the product, very cool, so I will let it stand. Hope you are just a nice reader with a suggestion!

Wayne- Hey, no stealies! (I'll point you in the right direction tomorrow but pwetty pwease don't take that one, lol!)
Jonna said…
I like it too. Mostly though I think it is important that it speaks to You. I think that is what art is supposed to do, say something to us that makes us want to have it around us for a long time. So, I think Hubby should take the hint and get himself down there to see if he can make a better deal ;)
Erica said…
I love that its awesome! I hope you get it!
Anonymous said…
Can you give more info as to where this dealer is located? Were you at the main bus terminal? (I think it is near Mkt23)? My wife and I are back in June for awhile and I'd like to look-see. Thanks!

sTeve and Laurie JOnes
CancunCanuck said…
Jonna- It really does speak to me, I agree with you 100% about that aspect of art. I can recognize talent, but it's the pieces that make my heart jump that I love. And yes, Hubby should be able to get a better deal than a "gringa". ;-)

Erica- We'll see if I get it or not, I'm pushing....gently.

Steve and Laurie- It is close to the bus station, but on the opposite side of the "monument". There is a grocery store called Commercial Mexicana across Tulum from the bus station. This little market is across the street called Uxmal, directly across from the grocery. If you know where the Parador Hotel is, it's right next store. So, basically it is on the bend of the glorieta (traffic circle). There are just a couple of shops and they always seem to be changing, I hope you get lucky in June!
This is a great piece. How largeis it? It's tough to tell from the photo because there is nothing else in there to give it any scale....

I can't believe how big Max is getting!
CancunCanuck said…
Hi Scott, great to see you here, thanks for coming by! The piece is about one meter tall (it comes up to about my rib cage), and I think about the same wide. Hard to tell as it's all wrapped up upstairs, Hubby came through for me and I cannot wait to mount it and post a pic for everyone!

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