A stopover in Con Con nearby Valparasio in Chile was the plan as this was the location where I was to have a few days holiday with Carolina before settling back into Argentina summer studio mode. Our friends Dany and Cony live there with a sea view and a great love of Chilean beer. We had a good run about this interesting port town which seemed to be totally coated in graffiti but also has a pretty relaxed atmosphere. Seafood was on the menu every day as well as a long beach walk or two.
Over the Andes by road and then back to the studio in Argentina. A new president has been installed but sadly that wont fix the woes of this country in any hurry. The views are still fine up in the hills far away from the politics.
The asado studio is now covered in fine white dust from the scribbling, scratching and etching I have been experimenting with on some mother of pearl shells. (Pintada Maximus) These shells grew in the tropical Timor sea and will be slowly transformed into art under the shadow of the Andes mountains here in Argentina. This new work on these lusterful shells from Broome will keep me very busy over the southern summer months as 2015 turns rapidly into 2016…