“Please, will you come with me to see an artist who works with bones and metal?” Rather reluctantly, I accept the invitation to visit the atelier of Aldo Fabrizio, a rare bold authentic artist with a message who reveals unexpected surprises.
The vision of Pachamama, Mother Earth, Fermina Benitez sits on a stool in her simple cotton dress, with her breasts resting on her rotund belly to demonstrate how she makes the traditional Paraguayan chicken found throughout the country. Within minutes, she has created a beautiful tufted, tall chicken with a round belly.
Hidden within a glass paned studio, seven women arrive to do art. Once a week, working independently yet together, each woman finds her passion, her purpose and paints.The styles vary from abstract, surrealism to naive with an intensity of a woman who has found a few hours to freely empty her soul to the universe. Welcome to the secret world of art in Asuncion, Paraguay.
Claude Lévi-Strauss, legend in anthropology and discovery of common human behaviors and patterns despite differences in habitat. Realized common link with my own travels and curiosity of how people live around the world.