For the artist of the week this week, I am choosing the village of Câmara de Lobos in Madeira. Madeira is an autonomous region of Portugal about 400 miles west of Morocco in the Atlantic. I think that means they belong to Portugal but govern themselves.
We were staying in Funchal with our friends at the beginning of December and decided to trek to this lovely little village. It's a picturesque walk with all kinds of stuff to see.
In January 2018, we spent some time in Funchal, and while we were meandering through the streets of the Old Town, we came across painted doors. Those doors enhanced the beauty of the backstreets and alleys of the town. I made a poster of it. It hangs with pride of place in Brian and Jan's kitchen.
This year, after our little excursion to Câmara de Lobos, I was inspired by the creative ways they used discarded cans. Many of the doors and windows down one particular street
Here's a collection of what was there in the same poster(ish) format.
We saw a lot of art on the island. It's just about everywhere you turn.
This sculpture is on the docs around where the cruise ships come into port. I loved it partly because the artist made it of old discarded nets, tire, fishing line, and lots of odds & ends.
Art is all around. It's part of who we are.
Now go out and make some ART!