Sweeper and Calla Lilies, Oaxaca

Dimensions: 40" X 70"
Photo Credit: E. Rausenberg

After numerous trips to Oaxaca, Mexico I have developed several images surrounding the beauty of Mexican markets. These pictures don't always incorporate or feature figures...Here, the small figure of the sweeper, partly obscured by the stems of the lilies in the bottom left of the frame, suggests the daily routine of sweeping a site after the events of the day. Calla lilies are particularly prevalent at many flowerseller stalls, in churches, and at celebratory events.