Palenques- Colombian Fruit Seller in Colombia-12" by 12" Oil on Canvas Painting
This original oil on canvas painting is a depiction of a Palenque who I came across while traveling in Colombia.
The history of the Palenques is a story of survival. The African people who had been made slaves in Colombia revolted from their oppressors and started their own free community in the jungle. The Palenque brought their fruit to Cartagena to sell for their livelihood. The tradition still stands today. This modern palenque stood proudly in her brightest colors carrying fruit on her head in the traditional way.
I have been blessed to travel to many countries around the world including Colombia, Cambodia, Croatia, The Philippines, Bosnia, Guatemala, Honduras and more. It is an abundant world we live in, filled with unique and vibrant people. I hope to bring an understanding of the equal value of all people throughout the world. I feel that diversity really is joyful. As we understand our own individual insignificance, we make the world greater.