On the beach in Puerto Plata where I got the carved fish. March 2015
I am a humble traveler and artist, not an expert on Caribbean art and music. Before I traveled to the Caribbean, I only knew about the islands through reggae music and popular lyrics by Bob Marley, such as in the wonderful song, One Love, One Heart… continue reading
Botanical Garden, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
I’ve been reflecting on this blog and what secrets to share as the year draws to a close, and one of the key pieces of wisdom I can share with you now. Here it is: I learned from a quiet shopkeeper in Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic, that whole cultures are made and supported from art scraps.
Puerto Plata is a city on the north side of the island and just a few hours from the Haitian border. Christopher Columbus settled in Puerto Plata, founding the first European-American colony in this very region. So as a traveler I walked on historic ground and wondered deeply about how cultures survive for centuries… continue reading