WATER HYACINTH acryfresco on canvas, 32"x24"
Alvin Sandler (Sandor) © 2003
Over several months in 1974 the artist found safe
haven in the lakeside village of Cajititlan, an
hour's bus ride from the great city of Guadalajara.
Water hyacinths bordered and filled much of the lake,
to the artists delight, but to the distress of the
local fishermen. There were also many water birds,
especially garzas, a small egret. A group of boys
bathing and swimming became the subject of several
paintings. This twelve year old posed for the painting
over a week’s time, always accompanied by his
watchful buddies. At first the boys were fascinated
with the progress of the picture, but after the first
hour they lost interest. It was only realized a year
later in New York city: in completion more colorful
through memory, but retaining the simplicity and
peace of the moment.
In a carved rustic frame $ 2100
All art on this page is copyrighted by Alvin Sandler, 2003. All rights reserved.