Pen and Ink: The Old Limon Line
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.
This particular scene depicts a typical panorama from yesteryear in this lush part of Costa Rica : the banana company’s train, with passengers and cargo, steaming along in front of a line of swaying coconut trees which border an old graveyard through which are racing local boys.
- Folk Art Artist: Enrique Campos
- Limited Edition Prints (Pen and Ink)
- Size: 19″ x 22 1/4″ (48 cm x 55 cm)