Sunday, June 2, 2013

Beware of the Dog

Or whatever it is, this animal.

The creature was made in pre-Christian times. Both for us and for the people on the american continent where cristianity didn't exist until 500 years ago.

We are not sure if the specie is extinct, or whether it only has chosen to live hidden and wait for better times.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Turtle Doves

As you walk with your nose up in sky, the sight falls upon this charming and touching scene.

The camera rapidly captures this romantic subjects, two loving doves side by side.

But the picture is barely flicked before the paparazzi photographer recieves a  particularly unromantic message from on of the models.

Then the lovebirds leave the scene.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Banana Tree

Misplaced in The Carolina Park in Quito, far away from his home plantation, is this lone supplier of the deformed fruit.

 He hangs with the branches. He is thinking of the low wages of the banana plantation workers and their lack of union rights. He mourns because of the tropical storms in the Caribbean that have done away with so many of its fellow species. Not to talk about the concerns of corruption in the state administration.

But the Park Management has now taken responsibility and contacted one of the world's top specialists in banana tree psycology from Harvard, to free this unhappy fruit tree from his heavy depression. Sad banana trees give as we all know, sad bananas.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Wheel

, Once more, Carolina Park was the haven for artists with missing scrooge.

 One day I walked in peace along the park's outer paths, it was in particular one of the artworks that overwhelmed me. Clearly, the size and how this was emphasized by the location of the terrain, next to the not so very small trees in the park, reminiscent of human insignificance compared to nature and the cosmic forces superiority.

But first of all it stroke me, what if this thing starts rolling?

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Pineapple to desire

It is not necessarily the case that this pineapple is shown to it's natural size, although the climate is very favorable in many parts of Ecuador. Exaggeration of physical size occurs so many places in the world.

However, one must wonder about the symbolism in that it is located in the middle of a traffic circleOr you can ask the other way around(!), "why can't the dance just as well take place around a pineapple as a Christmas tree or a golden calf?"

-For this, we don't have any answers..

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The oppressive State

Nothing is allowed anymore. Not even the basic human functions should be executed without intricate bureaucratic systems.

Dubious alliances are formed in the suppression of human needs. How the one time rebellious graffiti artist has become a tool of authoritarian governments is an enigma.

"Peeing prohibited here" it says with the same font nazi decrees were posted during the war. But they will see that what will be, will be!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Burn a Politician He is confusingly similar to President Rafael Correa. But he is not of flesh and blood. His body is constructed of planks, newspaper and lots of paint. He is a monigote.

These home-produced dolls are made for New Year's Eve in Ecuador, representing public figures who have made their mark in the past year. When the clock is 12pm  they will be added to the fire.

I find it hard to find words for satisfaction of burning a politician. The practice should certainly be introduced to other countries.

(The president on the picture has a light bulb in hand. I'm not sure of the symbolism here).

Sunday, March 24, 2013


But what's this? Have KKK had an accident with their laundry?

Or is it an Easter procession across Quito's streets? Whatever is the agenda of these masked people it is unknown, but they obviously have their cross to bear.

Sunday, March 10, 2013


It is advisable to book early to secure a good seat. The cemetery in Guayaquil is reasonable overcrowded. And the best seats are occupied by the city's elite a long time ago .

Here in the suburban part it is still possible to obtain a share in the top line,. No lift!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

the holy Tree

t kidding. This wrinkled and weathered wood, present in Cotopaxi National Park, was one of incas shrines. The sign says so.

Perhaps it is the very tree of wisdom  we see. The day the inca woman cheated the inca man to eat its fruit, the first conquistador stepped into the country ...