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Puyca

Posted on: November 8th, 2018 by Luis Fragoso | No Comments
Puyca

Puyca

Oil on Canvas – 16″ x 20″,
April, 2015


Based on personal experiences in an isolated town of the Cotahuasi Canyon in Perú, where the entirely indigenous communities are descendants of the Incas, now living in very difficult conditions. Above the town are lovely Inca ruins, called Maucallacta, a vestige of better times for these people. While in the town, I met this boy in the painting. He was very dirty and hungry and eager to eat a potato. We watched a soccer match together that was happening in the town that day, and it was incredible to me how much of their past glory these people had lost. Behind the little boy in the painting is one of these soccer players trying to score a goal against an Inca warrior, who is desperately trying to defend his beautiful lost culture.

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