Kava Kava is the ancient, sacred drink of the Polynesian islanders. It’s supposed have a calming effect on the drinker, who may become able to communicate with his deceased ancestors.
I seldom even talk to my living relatives, so I never saw the attraction of that. All the same, I used to import it from Tonga now and then, hoping to enjoy some of its fabled relaxation benefits.
How does it taste? Imagine that you have a very large dog that has played in the mud. You wash the muddy dog in a tub, using very strong soap. When you remove the dog, you drink the bath water.
That is the taste of Kava Kava.
As to the painting…
Ah, never mind! I need a cup of coffee.
Otra Ciudad (Another City)
"In the series “Otra Ciudad” I present unidentified spaces in cities in which many of the essential elements of their composition have been eliminated, such as the inhabitants, windows, local stores, cars, adverts and signs. As a result, the city appears to be an empty space in which there are hardly any references to the human race that created it.
Through these images, which have been adapted to create a great reduction in information, my intention is to create a city which could be any and which seems familiar to the onlooker because it could be any modern city. This reflects my view that the modern urban space has been changing to reflect a few global types, just as has been happening for almost all aspects of our lives.
The city is a space that is increasingly full but at the same time ever emptier.”