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  1. [Baren 43419] Re: inspired by Japan ("Lea")
  2. [Baren 43420] Re: inspired by Japan (Barbara Mason)
  3. [Baren 43421] Baren Member blogs: Update Notification (Blog Manager)
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Message 1
From: "Lea"
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 01:59:09 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43419] Re: inspired by Japan
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Barbara :
I'm sorry thatI couldn't participate in the Japan prints.I would like to know if the Baren events only accept block prints.
I would like very much if you visit my blog:
visite meu blog

Lea Soibelman
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Message 2
From: Barbara Mason
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 03:22:52 GMT
Subject: [Baren 43420] Re: inspired by Japan
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Very nice work..I really like it, it takes printmaking to a new level, I really
like the Piano keys.
The Baren only accepts prints from wood or lino blocks, but your work is
stunning. I think you could do one we could use!
My best

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Subject: Peru Day Five -- Lima: Layers of Time and Culture
Posted by: Steveke

En route to our first stop (Museo de Sito Huallamarca) we passed several chifa, Chinese-Peruvian restaurants, reminders of the large wave of Chinese emigrants who came to Peru in the nineteenth-century to work in sugar plantations and guano mines. I asked our guide, Luis Villacorta (Universidad Catlica Sedes Sapientiae), about the etymology of chifa and he suggested that it is a conflation of ?rice? and ?to eat.?


The scene below, taken from the top of the Huallamarca site, offered a brief moment to reflect on more extended periods of time. In chronological order it shows:

--> Two trees from the genus Araucaria, a ?living fossil? that dates back to the early Mesozaic Age (a few hundred million years ago). Most of the surviving species of Araucaria are found in New Guinea, New Caledonia, Australia, Chile and Brazil ? all once part of the Gondwana supercontinent.

--> Huallamarca Temple (Hualla Culture, approximately 2000 years ago)

--> Contemporary Lima and some K.U. visitors with Mr. Villacorta

The Museo Arqueolgico Rafael Larco Herrera, a marvelous building surrounded by orchids, houses a staggering collection of Peruvian archeological works. A few (including a more recent ornamental carving) that particularly caught my eye:

Breastplate made of Chrysocolla and shell (detail). Formative epoch of the Cupisnique (1250 BCE-1 CE)

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