As mentioned in my blog article about my experience in Antofagasta, Chile, Sharyn and I both decided to extend our South America adventure with a trek up to Peru to visit the fabled & magnificent Macchu Picchu. We were joined by Fred in Lima for the start of a truly wondrous adventure. We hit Cusco first, where we sampled the delicious chicamorada (purple corn beverage), Pisco Sours and Cuy (Guinea Pig), and alpaca, then moved on to the Sacred Valley, where you can check out Pisac for market shopping and Ollantaytambo for your first taste of Inca ruins. Afterwards we rode up to Aguas Calientes by
Hola amigos! Magical, inspiring and ingenious – that how I’d describe my latest 3d chalk art adventure in beautiful Chile. My dear pal, Sharyn Namnath and I jetted down to lovely coastal Antofagasta, Chile to participate in the highly anticipated ‘Dia del Ingenio’ – 3d Street Painting extravaganza, sponsored by 3M. Slated for May 3, 3M decided to bring 3 of the world’s best street painters down to Chile, to simultaneously create 3 large scale 3d images, signature pieces created by each artist to promote ingenuity in the arts. You can see 3 is definitely the lucky number here!
Of course I was honored to be one of the three, and was excited to be drawing with world phenom Julian Beever, topping the bill in Santiago, and street painting icon, Kurt Wenner, making magic in Concepcion. The whacky thing about this was that we did not know about the other artists until we arrived, so it was a surprise for us for sure. Talk about turning the pressure on! So we put our best foot forward and hoped that our painting would please the people of Antofagasta.