I went on a trip to Colombia last Christmas. I visited the Museo del Oro, where I learnt a lot about indigenous tribes. My first artwork is based on a serigraphy of a sculpture made by a pre-Columbian indigenous group in the Pacific. One of the things I found astonishing was that they were very creative and artistic people.
The symbols you can see on my picture are letters from the Muisca alphabet. The Muisca were the original inhabitants of the high plateau in the Eastern Ranges of central Colombia.
For my second artwork, I drew a picture of Monkey D. Luffy from the famous manga and television show One Piece. It is the best-selling manga of all time. The television show adaptation currently has 894 episodes so, by the time you are reading this, it will probably be close to 1000.
“I picked Luffy because he is Brazilian and very well known in Latin America. One Piece isn’t just popular in Latin America though, it’s known all around the world”
I picked Luffy because he is Brazilian and very well known in Latin America. One Piece isn’t just popular in Latin America though, it’s known all around the world. I would recommend it if you’re into that kind of stuff.
I had a great time in Colombia. I went tramping in the Páramo which is a high-altitude mountain in the Chicaque Nature Park. I also visited my family. We went shopping at the mall and I watched cool movies with my cousins.
I loved the food in Colombia — lechona, pasta, bandeja paisa, tamal, arepa, pizza, handpressed tropical juice and best of all… Colombian hot chocolate. That stuff tasted so good, I had it every day!