sea of green
When I was a child, I used to play on the tablecloth while my mother prepared the food, I wrinkled the fabric, pushing it inward from its perimeter and created mountains, mountain ranges, volcanoes and valleys where I played with tiny metal cars and tiny explorers. Oaxaca is very similar to the those rugged landscapes of my childhood and that infinity of folds is, largely, what gives Oaxaca the fabulous biodiversity and complex socio-cultural wealth it enjoys. Seen from the air, this world of folds, as proposed by George Moore, seems like a sea of green swirling in a swell coming from remote origins, from the very formation of the continent. The greens in their diversity of tones advance in blocks and capture areas of the picture as if they were stains on the ocean.
Fernando Gálvez de Aguinaga Excerpt from Catalog essay Mar de Verdes. “Sea of Green”, Galería Quetzalli, Oaxaca