SIDEWALK ART IN MERIDA

Painting by Lobo, “el brujo”.

On a Sunday stroll we happened past Maternidad park, c.60 near the symphony theatre in centro. ¬†I was delighted to see Lobo showing his wares, along with many other artists. ¬†(He last appeared in my pages in July of 2012.) ¬†We have two of his paintings and a lacquered woodblock sculpture at home. ¬†His work is seen in homes around town. ¬†Here’s one owned by a British couple:

Lobo calls himself “el brujo” which variously can be translated as shaman, wizard, sorcerer. ¬†His English is good. ¬†He’s a Yaqui Indian, a philosopher, a musician, and a thinker engaged in the project of life : ¬†pondering that great question,¬†¬ŅWho am I? ‚Ästwhile still trying to feed and house himself by painting and selling on Sundays. ¬†(I don’t believe he has gallery representation, so you’ll need to visit the park if his work appeals.)

Lobo, tending his wares.

Merida is a lively art scene, with many galleries, and plenty to see on foot on Sundays along c.60 or a bit further north on Paseo Montejo between the remate (c.47) and the glorieta (traffic circle, circus) at c.27-a.