Saturday, December 25, 2010

A young audience

There is a small Fang village in Gabon called Mintoum where I spent a lot of my time starting aquaculture ponds. Each morning I arrived at a farmer's house, I was served black coffee in a tin cup and freshly made french bread and each morning, a boy watched me by the window. Sometimes, it was several children but usually, it is the same boy. I was a novelty to the village; I was the odd-looking American. It was their morning cartoon, their entertainment I suppose. This is a painting of one of my viewers. "Boy from Mintoum", watercolor 8"x11"

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