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Mila Galán — Looking at the Past

Mila Galán, a teacher from Badajoz in Spain’s western region of Extremadura who works in three languages (Spanish, English and French) left yesterday after a week’s solarplate and liquid metal workshop in my studio. What was refreshing about working with Mila was that she arrived with a clearly conceived project. She wanted to capture in prints some aspects of her own early life and that of her family. She based her work on a collection of black and white and sepia photographs from her family album, but not in the usual “photocopy the photograph” solarplate mode. Mila rendered her photographic memories in freehand drawings on acetates, which we then burned onto solar plates. “I wanted to do homage to my grandparents, including some text from my grandfather’s letters to my grandmother,” says Mila. “And I wanted to acknowledge the things I’ve learned from my father and my mother. Doing so has given me a tremendous feeling of fulfillment.”

The last photograph in this brief album shows some of Mila’s results. I like very much what she achieved.

Come back and see us when you can, Mila.

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Almond Blossoms for Nevine

Thanks, Nevine, for liking the glistening eucalyptus trees from the last post. Here’s a panorama of almond blossoms from the opposite side of our valley, taken from the terrace of the Gallinero at 9:00 a.m. this morning. I hope it inspires you.

almond blossoms Granada

Click on the image to see it enlarged.

Morning after Rain, Everything Glistens

06/02/2014 1 comment

Granada, February 6, 2014–Even the eucalyptus trees on the opposite side of our valley. This photo is taken from the terrace.

Glistening morning Granada

Granada, January 19 – Cold Rain, Driving Wind, Possible Snow

Take Refuge with Friends in a Tapas Bar!

Here’s a few from which to choose in Granada. Remember, you’re not limited to one. The more the merrier!

A Drugstore Like You Never Dreamed–In Granada, of Course

Antique pharmacy Granada

All pharmacies should have cherubs and angels hovering overhead! This one on Granada’s Calle Reyes Católicos sets the pace.