Working with watercolors in an impressionist style, Javanese artist Alfi Ardiyanto presents a tranquil scene. A small settlement is framed against the figure of a mountain in the distance as fields of brown grass roll towards the viewer. This painting arrives on a mat board passe-partout.
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.