Watching and Waiting

The journey is not just arriving at the final destination, but to also enjoy the sensations and experiences along the path of life.


Watching and Waiting, 1997.

Oil on wood

85 x 122 cm




Boy seated, head down, head crowned with different color paper flowers, a tradition of German origin used in some schools to represent the youngest ones on their saint’s day.


In his right hand he holds some rolled up papers, he rests his cheek on the left hand in an attitude of obvious disappointment and annoyance at the wait time that to him seems eternal when facing the upcoming celebration of his birthday party.



IV Advice


Be content to wait, watch for the turning tide

as a beached boat waits, in no rush to float away.

Whoever waits can be sure he’ll win in the end

since life is long and art is only a toy.

And if life is short

and the sea never reaches your skiff,

still wait and don’t depart, go right on hoping,

for art is long, and besides it doesn’t matter.


Antonio Machado (Seville 1875- Collioure 1939)

Parables, Published by La Cueva Boreal on 6/23/1914

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María José Aguilar

María José Aguilar is born in 1964 in the city of Seville, Spain.

From her earliest age she demonstrates artistic inclination and abilities.

She grow up admiring great masters of the History of Painting, especially the Spanish Baroque painters like Murillo, Velázquez, Zurbarán, Valdés Leal ... those that would have a first and great influence on her.

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