Miami Design District - May 2018
Location: N MIAMI AVE & NE 41 ST
The trees are one of the few living beings on which we, and numerous other life forms, depend on.
They have been 440+ millions more years on the planet than us and they know it better. They don’t only survive, but they also flourish, provide shelter, food, oxygen, and more.
I am passionate about the concept that a tree is a sensory whole, an omnidirectional eye, connected to the Earth itself, using a language that we still don’t decipher. What will they be "thinking" of us? What are they “talking” about through their interconnected roots, leaves and seeds?
Our human lifestyle is wood-dependent. Everything uses wood in some part of its process, from money to the pallets that carry our stuff to the stick that stirs our coffee. My question is, how can we ensure their existence?
It is very difficult as a society to have compassion for a simple tree, when it costs us to have it for the person next to us. Even culturally, we believe that trees do not feel, that they are to cut down when we need them or when they discomfort us.
What is a world without trees?
A world that lost sensibility, that lose its warmth of home.
The idea of he mural is to pay homage to them, to put them in front of our eyes, so that for a moment, the wood let us see the forest.
Oil on paper
“The only feasible explanation of the Earth’s highly improbable atmosphere was that it was being manipulated on a day-to-day basis from the surface, and that the manipulator was life itself.”
— Excerpt from Gaia by James Lovelock
Graphite on paper(1.50x1.30m)
"What guided us with its light, now guides us with its smoke"
Homage to Nicolás García Uriburu
Oil on canvas
Mural sponsored by Mc.Donalds in Malabia y Gorriti, Palermo
Graphite on paper
Working on the Api Huerto farm which take cares of bees and teaches sustainable living practices
Murals, painted shoes and sharing mates with friends at Fundación Haciendo Camino in Añatuya, Santiago del Estero
in Garin, Pcia. de Buenos Aires part of a mural festival organized by Liam Lewis, Hernán Cabral and LEMA's high-school students
“When we examine our bloodstreams under a microscope we see there’s one hell of a fight going on. All sorts of microorganisms are chewing each other up. And if we got overly fascinated with our view of our own bloodstreams in the microscope, we should start taking sides, which would be fatal, because the health of our organism depends on the continuance of this battle. What is, in other words, conflict at one level of magnification, is harmony at a higher level. Now could it possibly be then that we, with all our problems, conflicts, neurosis, sicknesses, political outrages, wars, tortures and everything that goes on in human life are a state of conflict which can be seen in a larger perspective as a situation of harmony?”
— Alan Watts
Acrylic on paper
Oil & spray paint on canvas
Code + Ecology + Art: See the Forests Wins project