Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Los Colores de Coahuila

Piedras Negras, Coahuila, March 2000

As readers of this blog can surmise, I spent a lot of time in the city of Piedras Negras.  The genesis for a series on the brilliant colors found in the state of Coahuila was here.  The juxtaposition of forms, of ostensibly ashen masonry and dry-rotting wood miraculously brought back to life by mere coats of paint is at once the simplest thing in the world, and also the most fascinating.