I met her several times. She was so kind to attend my exposition of August 2010. When she visited us at home she commented my work, and criticised the diversity in my portfolio. She still had an exposition in 2011. I was not so impressed by her work, technically all right but in composition rather traditional. At the commemoration ceremony various artists of her generation spoke, like Gil Imana and Alberto Medina. Alberto used the argument that she will continue to live among us through her work. Also the present director of the Academy and the president of the La Paz Municipal Council spoke and bestowed honours on her in a posthumous manner. I understand that there will be a retrospective exposition of her work in 2012.
I am not too sure if there were any young artists, as there were lots of people there whom I did not know. A pity that there are these barriers between the different generations.
It is important to mention that she was still at home and still painting in the days before her death. I was told that she recently finished a portrait of one of her grandchildren. What an excellent example of an elderly person, pursuing with the talents that she always had all her life. Retirement may be fine, but in preference we should resist ‘retiring’ our core competences; rather one should continue exercising those core talents till the very last breath. In that way continue to serve society and one’s own development.