Postcard from Oaxaca, Mexico: Walls speak volumes about life and death and the politics in between

As usual, the abundance of street art photos snapped in Oaxaca this year required more than one post. The creators spare no punches in their commentaries about life or current affairs.

 

Postcard from Oaxaca, Mexico: ‘I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.’

Artistic philosophers tend to view the walls of Oaxaca as open invitations for expressing their political views or reflections on the cycles of life, so walks are never dull.

As my street art file is overflowing, thought it was time to share a first installment.

The one positive outcome of POTUS’ proposed wall is that the southern side immediately would be transformed into the world’s longest linear art gallery. Not sure el presidente would appreciate being the focal point of the biting political satire that would be directed his way.

Postcard from San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico: Sweeping up the photographic crumbs

Street art and graffiti. Halloween. Fashion. Textiles. Museums. Street scenes. And the 43.

Random leftovers from our two-week stay in San Cristobal de las Casas.

It had been three decades since ourĀ earlier visit to this colonial city; we won’t wait long to return.