These are illustrations I did about the cities I visited in Colombia: Bogota, Medellin, Santa Marta, Macarena, Villa de Leiva, and others. I wanted to describe these places in a mor personal way. Instead of high lightning the obvious, I rather show what is peculiar and singular form that place. The illustrations were done to accompanied writings I did about urban stories and myths of the country. Others, are part of a journal I wrote about the things that amazed me the most. I also did a map of the places I visited in a very particular way. Finally, I took elements from all the illustrations I did and created a pattern with it.
The map of Colombia showing the places I visited. I used different materials such as thread, tape, different paper and of course graphite.
The thread shows the routes I took.
Stories I wrote from the events that impress me the most.
En La Macarena hay un Tucán que se cree una gallina.
Se lo robaron de una selva y lo mandaron a adornar una casa encerrado en una jaula.
Un día sus dueños se aburrieron de cuidar tan delicado espécimen y a punto de sacrificarlo,
una señora que tenía un gallinero llego para rescatarlo.
Nunca mas será salvaje y ahora el avechucho pasa sus días imitando al vecino,
buscando comida en el suelo y aprendiendo a cacarear.
La maldición de la Ciudad Perdida. Story here
I took elements from the illustrations and I did a pattern with them. I used the elements that attracted me the most and also the ones that play together harmonically. This is the result.