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.