Media: Art For Literal Latte's 2013 Best Essay winner, Spring 2014, NYC, USA

illustration for best essay 2014 edition Literal Latte NYC USAFisherwoman acrylic on canvas 2001 GopalkrishnanMy 2001 acrylic on canvas painting Fisherwoman illustrates NYC literary journal Literal Latte's winning essay for 2013 in their Best Essay Awards category, for Jean Guerrero's essay Juanita and the Beach of Fairies. A riveting literary essay, you can read it in Literal Latte's Spring 2014 edition. While there please check out Stefan Beltzig's superb pencil drawings, he is their featured artist this edition and shows the marvelous breadth and dexterity he has mastered with pencil. I was really impressed.

Juanita and the Beach of Fairies by Jean Guerrero
First Prize, 2013 Literal Latte Essay Award. 
On April 23, 2011, during what is known in Mexico as Semana Santa — or “Holy Week” — I went swimming off of the coast of an abandoned beach at the edge of the northernmost jungle in the Americas, Los Tuxtlas, and a rip current sucked me out to sea. Four other foreigners and I were the only people on the beach; we were a 20-minute hike from our rental vehicle and about an hour from the nearest town of Catemaco, a small lakeside pueblo known primarily for its shamans….[MORE]
 
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