As a heartfelt tribute to Fundación Crisálida's inclusive and integrative work, Cuban American modern artist Jorge Rodrguez-Gerada crafts an amazing piece of land art in the fields of Estopián del Castillo (Huesca, north of Spain).
NOURISHING SELF-ESTEEM is a transient piece of art. From April to October 2021, this artwork will be made in three phases, utilizing the changing seasons and the changing colors of a wheat field. On a plot of land in the rural setting of Estopián del Castillo, a tiny town in Aragón, Spain, the initial part of the artwork was realized using the green color of the wheat field, the light tan color of the soil, and the dark tone of compost.
The premises of ‘Nourishing Self-Esteem' are: respect for the rural surroundings in which the artwork is created, and to reflect the reality that manifests itself at a local level in the bakery at Fundación Crisálida – an initiative for the integration into the workplace of nine people with intellectual disabilities who coexist and work together making bread, cakes, cupcakes, croissants, panettones, and a variety of other baked goods.
A pair of hands (a young child's hand and an adult's hand) are coming together in "Nourishing Self-Esteem." Hands are life-supporting and facilitating tools. They are symbolic of the potential of all that we may materialize through the action of labour, as well as the force of creation and the balance between giving and taking.
Jorge Rodrguez-Gerada, a muralist known for major public interventions, collaborates with Iris, Aleix, Mart, Cristina, lex, David, Jacinto, Carina, Caroline, Jennifer, Esmeralda, Ana, Milla, Alén, and other residents to create this piece, which will alter every six months with three interventions.
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