Recuerdos de Nicaragua by Vernon Caldera

“Recuerdos de Nicaragua”

Recuerdos de Nicaragua, features images Vernon took while visiting family in Nicaragua. These are set against lava filled volcanoes represented by the triangular shaped marbled paper in psychedelic colors. Plants and animal illustrations, also from volcanic regions, fill in the collage.  Vernon remembers vividly the sounds made by garrobos in Nicaragua and the animals form part of his myth making. La Gigantona and el Gueguense are symbols of a culture that still struggles with issues of patriarchy and matriarchy. The moon and wave add elements of time and space suspended. Photographs of Leon, Nicaragua, where his grandfather was born.