the artist with guide Eduardo atop Volcán Licancabur , Bolivia
the artist with guide Eduardo atop Volcán Licancabur , Bolivia
In the fall of 1994 I traveled with artist and climber Gregory Frux, his wife Janet, also an artist, and friend Ann Garvin to Bolivia. Hiring the services of Andes Expeditions, owned by Bolivia’s pre-eminent climber and first Native American on Everest, Bernardo Guarachi, we traveled by Toyota Landcruiser to parts of the country otherwise inaccessible to travelers. From the high moorlands of Ulla Ulla National Park on the border with Peru, to the volcanic deserts and salt lakes of the Sud Lípez, this trip was an adventure that included a total eclipse of the sun and ascents of several of Bolivia’s high mountains. Eight paintings are a visual journal of different experiences on that trip. Three are reflections on a subsequent trip to Ecuador. Far more sophisticated than Bolivia, it is a tiny country of tremendous variety in landscape and peoples, and memorable experiences none the less.


in the Andes

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