THE ESSENCE OF MEXICO PROJECT
GEORGE 0. JACKSON, JR.
AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701-2140
Latin American Art and Folk Art
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones
San Antonio, Texas 78215
Thank you again for your continued support of the Essence of Mexico
As required in our contract with SAMA, we are submitting our quarterly
reports. We have elected to combine our second and third
quarter reports into one very detailed update of our progress
in the following
1) editing/archiving; 2) electronic searchable database;
3) fundraising; and 4) staffing.
1) Progress on editing/archiving
It took 3 months to get the Collection in order to begin
work on it, as noted on the last report. We are pleased
that we are now
about 1/3 complete with the editing/cataloguing.
There are several factors to our slow start. One
significant delay occurred because four years of
images from Carnivals
in the Huastecan region,
an entire long box, were thoroughly churned as
a result of many edits and selections for exhibitions
years, in our
constant attempts to raise money for the project.
are from small communities that represent an entire
region where Mr. Jackson was
trying to get an overall picture of the fascinating
subject of body painting. The fact that they came
from many locales
several times over
a four year period, necessitated putting them all
back together in their proper years, then reconstructing
in which they were shot;
later finding another large batch and having to do
all over again.