Wired In- Havana

$1,800

Wired In- Havana
Transparent Watercolor
30×22

 

Description

Wired In- Havana
Transparent Watercolor
30×22

Don Taylor
Panama City, FL

About the piece:
I was fortunate enough to get into Havana, Cuba before the current travel ban.   My impression, however, was a combination of admiration and dismay!  Poverty is rampant, basic necessities are hard to come by (for the Cubans), and the country is in a state of slow decay.  Some prominent buildings have been restored in the tourist section, but the area of Old Havana where most of the people live is a crumbling slum.  The people are desperate to make money any way they can, but the Communist government still has an iron hand over what they can do!

The people seemed resilient, but still wary of tourists, and at the same time wanting tourists there.  Most were friendly and genuinely were happy to see Americans back.   I spent many hours wandering “Old Havana” by myself as the only non Cuban in the area.   This painting is a representation of my impressions of the decay of Havana.