Villa de Leyva

On Monday, Alex and I left for a mini excursion to a cute pueblo called Villa de Leyva, only 3.5 hours outside of Bogota. It was quite the epic trip despite it being so close to Bogota and being 3 days.

Here are two videos I made about the trip.  I’ll surely be drawing in my sketchbook about the trip within the next couple of days so stay tuned.

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About Miyuki Baker

Miyuki is a resident of the place where circles overlap. As a queer, nomadic, multi-racial/lingual female mixed-media artist activist and healer, she uses common or discarded objects, personal anecdotes, public spaces and performance to make accessible art that brings non-mainstream identities and ideas into maximum visibility. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 2012, she traveled for 14 months as a Watson Fellow to fifteen countries documenting the intersections of art and activism in queer/trans communities in blog posts and self-published magazines while making performance art. The eight magazines Miyuki created on this trip (queerscribe.com) and their strong media following exemplify her illustration/graphic design, storytelling and people skills. Her work has been featured in several magazines such as Hyphen, Broken Pencil and Knik, blogs and radio shows, well-known for their interactive and eye-catching mixed media approach to activism that utilizes both online media and on-site performance and workshops. This fall she will begin the PhD program at UC Berkeley in Performance Studies. You can follow her travels at heymiyuki.wordpress.com and email her at heymiyuki@gmail.com

2 comments

  1. SZ

    Hi Miyuks,
    Just wanted to say
    love the sketchbook idea.
    Hope things are going well!

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