Pen and Ink: Old Limon Baptism
This particular scene depicts a typical panorama from yesteryear in this lush part of Costa Rica : a banana company neighbourhood – architecture in the traditional Caribbean wood structure houses – where, in front of a typical Baptist church house, a well attended baptism ceremony is underway in the stream that passes through the area.
Costa Rican artist, Enrique Campos, although not of Afro-Caribbean extract himself, lived for many years during his youth in the Caribbean coastal areas of Limón Province. His medium, pen and ink, lends itself wonderfully to such scenes as this one, of Costa Rica’s south eastern coastline and the Afro-Caribbean population who call it home.
A self-taught artist, Campos, with an almost architectural attention to detail and graphic flourish, creates dense scenes which transport one to these tropical climes of Costa Rica where a Jamaican influenced English can be heard spoken along streets lined with the distinctive wood-construction vernacular of this province.
- Folk Art Artist: Enrique Campos
- Limited Edition Prints (Pen and Ink), matted and framed
- Size: 18″ x 21 1/4″ (46 cm x 53.5 cm)