Issue - November 2009



November 2009

Editorial

In this issue: Justin Gouin interviews a talented young artist; The Fijate Project, a new initiativein Cochabamba by Petra Vissers; reclaiming the culinary tradition for Cochabambinas by Alejandra Ramirez; Octubre Azul, nine years after the water war By Petra Vissers; finally, the Molle’s presence dominates Cochabamba’s countryside by Walter Sánchez.
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November 2009

Editorial

In this issue: Justin Gouin interviews a talented young artist; The Fijate Project, a new initiative in Cochabamba by Petra Vissers; reclaiming the culinary tradition for Cochabambinas by Alejandra Ramirez; Octubre Azul, nine years after the water war By Petra Vissers; finally, the Molle's presence dominates Cochabamba'’s countryside by Walter Sanchez.

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Ximena Noya
Editor

Deep Vision; A Portrait of the Artist as a
Young Man

Before meeting Raúl Candia, it was nearly impossible for me to predict what to expect from the young artist, whose success I had already heard so much about. I found myself wondering whether he would shy and uncertain of his talents as an artist, having not yet developed the perspective and lexicon of a seasoned master. Or would he be overconfident and proud due to his precociousness and early accomplishments? Upon entering his parent’s home to conduct the interview, however, I was immediately struck by his humble demeanor. As Raúl began to answer my questions, it became clear that he is not only modest in his achievements but also possesses the vision and insight unique to artists. His candor revealed the sincerity of his earnestness for artistic creation. I felt foolish for having expected such extremes.

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