With my on line time limited, I’m uploading this thumbnail page of six paintings in the exposition. All three on the left side are watercolors on paper; the ones on the right are acrylics on canvas. They will remain in Museo Portoviejo until January 15, 2019, and then they can be shipped via DHL if out of the country of Ecuador. If one wants to purchase one to give as a gift, I can email its image for you to print until the original can be delivered.
Next week there will be more uploads, but for now, tell me what you think!
If interested in purchasing originals, write me at tzeebra@yahoo (dot) com or zeebradesignsplayamart (at) gmail.com!
Dengue, Chikunguna and the 7.8 earthquake played strong roles in directing my present artistic focus in Ecuador.
1. The viral infections left me with arthritic-type stiffness, which altered the joy of creating hand-painted floors or large murals.
2. An exposition of studies of coastal artifacts for Museo Bahia de Caraquez remained ‘pending’ on the re-opening of the earthquake-damaged museum.
3. Joining thousands of others displaced by the earthquake, it was time to say a heart-wrenching ‘Goodbye” to Casa Loca at the mouth of Rio Jama. With a growing eclectic assortment of paintings, I began the search for a new place to call home.
Distressed at the rapid deforestation throughout Manabi, I searched for an area where the locals live in closer harmony with nature. I hoped to find still-intact forests and shaded streams and pure fresh air and an abundance of wildlife. “OK, Angels,” I stated to invisible co-pilots,” it’s time to find home.” Several hours later my angels granted my wish, and I stared almost unbelieving at the tranquil waters of the Poza Honda! A much-greener area, it is part of a protected forest!
I now rent a home on a petite coffee farm that overlooks that beautiful reservoir. Wildlife abounds, and each day seems to be a competition between bird species to see which one receives ‘VIP’ of the day. One biologist friend stated, “This area has more birds than Cosanga!*“ He later deducted that the birds are migrating to these ‘pockets of green’ when forced to leave neighboring deforested areas. “Unfortunately,” he said, “the weaker (VIP) species will be crowded out.”
Endangered species live here as do elusive ones, yet over the past year I’ve witnessed an accelerated deforestation in the protected area. Continue reading →
Lisa Brunetti – A Journey (15/11/2018 – 15/01/2019)
Museo Portoviejo – Portoviejo Ecuador (Manabi Province)
Lisa shares her profound connection with the natural world through writings and water-media paintings of flora and fauna. She usually works in watercolor for small studies and switches to acrylics for larger works.
Concerned with the rapid deforestation in Ecuador’s provice of Manabi, she tries – when possible – to call attention to our planet’s failing health. The landscape has been greatly altered in the ten years she has lived there, and losing the canopy also affects the climate and a rapid decline of species.
The upcoming exposition, which opens at Museo Portoviejo/ Manabi Province/Ecuador on November 15, 2018, will showcase many Ecuadorian species. Ongoing studies of pre-Colombian artifacts will also be included. These studies will allow the viewer an ‘up-close’ inspection of some of her favorite birds, flowers – and even artifacts, many from the Bahia and Jama Coaque cultures. At times the paintings have a serious tone; others reflect a touch of whimsy.
A third section of this Journey through Lisa’s life in Manabi will feature an eclectic series. Moving from Jama to Poza Honda/Santa Ana after the earthquake, she converted a few relics from her home into unique interior items; some of these will be on exhibit as well!
The best method to comprehend the complex nature of this exhibition will be to come see for yourself! Come meet her at the opening reception on Nov. 15 at 7:00 pm! See you there!