One week ago, the efforts of many years' work by many honorable people in Boquete came to fruition. Boquete's first lending library, in a new, sleek and modern building opened to fanfare. Many speeches were made by local dignitaries -- all in Spanish -- and the folklorico "polleras" ( the gorgeous fancy dresses) were on display. After the typical congratulating of all the hard work by everyone involved, a ribbon was cut, the doors opened and we all filed inside.
This is where my involvement began. I had been asked to paint a large encaustic piece as a permanent endowment to the library. In exchange for permanent information about myself displayed next to the 3 ft x 7 ft piece, I agreed.
If you want to see pictures of the opening of the library, click here to read about it in my other blog, "thirdworldwife.com". Because RobynColeArtworks is about art, this discussion focusses on the piece itself.
For the past 7+ weeks, I have been in my studio full time preparing this piece. Dreaming about it, planning it, designing it, envisioning each panel as it tells the story of Boquete's evolution of art, music and literature.
Rather than type on and on about what the piece is all about, I think it's easier to show the painting and the written description next to it.
"Art Music, Literature: A Boquete Tapestry"
And here is the discussion of the piece: