Et værk, én historie

Jeg forsøger at indfange den stemning, der opstod i mødet mellem mig og de mennesker, som billedet er inspireret af. Jeg maler, fordi jeg har noget på hjerte.
Velkommen til min rejse.

Mellem- og Sydamerika

 

Panama

Panama er et flot land, der har det hele; en storby med pulserende liv, små byer i bjergene med store kaffeplantager og smukke byer ved havet. Med kun to ugers ophold i landet, var det ikke nemt at vælge, hvor mit fokus skulle være. Jeg endte med at vælge at gå helt i...

Colombia

Medellin, Colombia handler ikke kun om historien om konflikterne mellem ELN, Paramilitaria, regeringen og Pablo Escobar.Communa13 som er en bydel i Medellin er nemlig et tydeligt eksempel på, hvordan man kan vende en bydel præget af vold, frygt og konflikter til en af...

Guatemala

Jeg har nu rejst to uger i Guatemala, hvor jeg kom forbi Lake Atitlan, Antigua og El Paredon. Jeg startede med at krydse grænsen Mexico og Guatemala, allerede der kunne jeg mærke en forskel på landene. Guatemala er mere fattigt og er ikke så veludviklet som Mexico....

Mexico

Turen til MexicoJeg har indtil nu ofte malet folk fra dårlige vilkår, altså de mest udsatte mennesker. Dette skyldes at jeg meget blev inspireret af deres syn på livet og denne taknemmelighed og optimisme de ofte har med sig.  Disse folk er ofte tydelige i...

Turen går til..

Penslerne er pakket ned, og kufferten er pakket. Jeg rejser på inspirationstur de næste 100 dage. Turen går til Mellemamerika / Sydamerika, nærmere betegnet Mexico, Guatamala, Panama, Cuba og Columbia. Jeg glæder mig utrolig meget til at opleve denne del af verden,...

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Part (1/2)
Meet Cruz from Guatemala. She’s a passionate
weaver and a big family person. Cruz Santos lives
and breathes for sewing and weaving, and she
always has. In the beginning, it was mostly for
herself and her family, but it later became her job.
She sells things in the nearby town of San Pedro
because she can often make a larger sale there.
Cruz has a burning desire that her daughter Marta
also picks up the same interest in weaving and
sewing, but it hasn’t happened yet. It may never
happen. The closest she’s gotten to her wish is that
her daughter often takes the boat trip with her to
San Pedro to help sell the woven textiles.
Cruz made a real effort to create interest by
showing Marta all the fine things she’s sewn and
woven and telling her the importance of knowing an
old and honored craft, but without luck. Her
daughter wanted to play in the street as a child, and
afterward, her children became her biggest priority.
Cruz hasn’t given up yet, but she uses most of her
time with her daughter and grandchildren to just
enjoy being together. One of Cruz’s favorite things is
to sit and weave while watching her grandchildren
play. The family has many good moments together.
Even though Marta and Cruz don’t share a passion
for sewing and weaving, they share the joy of
making homemade ice cream for the grandchildren
and local children in the neighborhood.
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Part (2/2)
Juana has no husband, and the children she has left
have moved away from home.
There are also tough conditions in the small village
where Juana lives. She sells scarves for the lowest
possible price, but she also knows that some of the
buyers sell it again for much more. Juana certainly
doesn’t have it easy, but never gives up. She still
likes to go to work every day, even though it’s hard.
She believes it is an honor to be able to take care of
herself, and she hopes she can continue for many
years to come.

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Part (3/3)
Juan has gotten to an age where he needs a little
nap when he gets home from a long day at work,
but he admits that he can doze off while watching
the cars once in a while.
The family also has great value for Juan. He has a
wonderful wife that he’s been married to for a long
time – such a long time that he can’t remember for
how long, exactly. He may not remember the
details, but she’s the love of his life. Juan also has
two children. One lives in New York, and the other
still lives in Cuba. The children don’t visit as often as
Juan and his wife would like, but he’s happy every
chance he gets to see them.
Juan has lived a long, good life, but he’s done one
thing different than other Cubans – and he believes
it’s the secret recipe. Juan has never drunk coffee or
smoked a cigar.

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Part (1/3)
Meet Juan from Cuba. He’s a big car nerd who
doesn’t live like other Cubans. Juan works as a
parking attendant during the day, and he has always
been very interested in cars, so the job is a great fit
for him. His task is to find space for guests’ cars,
and then keep an eye on them. Juan is, however,
prouder of the job he had earlier, as a chauffeur. It’s
one of the best-paid jobs in Cuba and was also the
realization of Juan’s big dream. He worked as a taxi
driver using his car – an older 1950s Chevrolet in
black and yellow – the right colors for a taxi, if you
ask Juan. He took many long rides in that car with
happy and satisfied customers, but after five years,
the car couldn’t keep up.

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Daniel from San Juan - Guatemala
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