Julio Casero gave us a warm and heartfelt introduction to delegates in the Teatro Principal on the Thursday morning of the Congress and noted that we had mounted a crowdsourcing campaign to attend as visual artists. He also explained that we were donating my beetle gallery silkscreen prints and a selection of archival reproductions of Claire’s art to the University of Valladolid. Since it has a Sustainable Forestry Institute, the UVa seems like a perfect place for our art to reside!
The goal of our presentations was to explain where we come from, how the mountain pine beetle epidemic affected our environment and our art, and the processes we use to make paintings, silkscreen prints and hand made papers. (I managed about 3/4 of this in Spanish, but reverted to English occasionally 😉
Here are some screen shots to give a flavour of what we showed: