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Lesson 1 : Images and Ideas

At Home in Hondo

Luis Jiménez [Loo EES Him EHN ez] gets ideas and images from many sources.

He lives with his family in a restored adobe school house in rural New Mexico.

Among the others who live with him are horses, goats, sheep, peacocks, pigeons, chickens, dogs, cats, and a pet raven named "Al."

Jiménez has drawn and carved animals since he was a boy. He painted a deer and carved a mountain lion when he was a teenager.

Today he still sketches animals, sometimes with his children at the zoo.

Jiménez draws much more than he can ever develop into finished artworks, such as this lithographic print called "Chula" or sweetie.