Fruit in a wooden bowl with Mexican kitchen retablo. Fountain pen on paper, 6" x 8.5". 11/6/2014.
The only story behind this drawing is that we found the little folk art retablo at the Saturday craft market in San Angel. The craftswoman had a large display of these shadow boxes hanging in her booth. The wooden exteriors were painted in bright colors - ours is a sunny yellow - and inside, on three shelves, were miniature kitchen objects found in traditional Mexican kitchens, all made of the same materials as in real life. The pots are real ceramic, the straw brushes real straw, baskets are made of woven palm leaf..well, OK, the stacks of tortillas aren't real corn! We were completely captivated and had to bring one home: the only hard part was choosing which one.