There’s been lots of buzz around Mexico City these days. To me, it’s best to go now before the "safer" Mexico City attracts too many tourists and what I do becomes more challenging. The New York Times recently named Mexico City the number one destination out of 52 places to go in 2016.
Of course the city boast all the urban highlights like, an emerging culinary scene, world-class art, historic monuments and modern design, but for me it’s all about the flea markets. I plan to hit several, but La Lagunilla Market on Sundays seems to have a nice mixture of bric-a-brac and antiques that generally offers a bounty of objects to be transformed into jewelry.
As I approach this destination and its flea market, I am looking out for artifacts that are reflective of what I have read and learned about the city. The art of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, the Catholic religious iconography, the ancient Mayan roots, the colonial past, political upheavals and culinary influences will all play a subconscious (I assume) part in what I find to bring back to my studio in Providence, RI.