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Massive 11-Acre Portrait Can Only be Seen from Above

By Jules Ebe on November 3rd 2013


As art and design continues to recreate and redefine itself, more and more fine artists are creating works of art that can only be appreciated through the power of the photographic image. One such work of art is the product of Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodrigeuz-Gerada.

With 30,0000 wooden stakes and eight-million pounds of natural materials (soil, sand, and rocks), a realistic portrait of a girl emerges. The piece “WISH” began as a portrait of an anonymous local girl photographed by the Rodriguez-Gerada in the process of making a pure and simple wish for the future.

The project was completed with the help of volunteers over the course of four weeks. The gigantic image can be viewed by air above Belfast, Ireland, or through photographic images captured. Only local materials were used to avoid a negative environmental impact.

WISH by Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada

[rewind: Stylish Landscapes Combine Aerial Photography and Fashion]  

Working at very large scales becomes a personal challenge but it also allows me to bring attention to important social issues, the size of the piece is intrinsic to the value of its message. Creativity is always applied in order to define an intervention made only with local materials, with no environmental impact, that work in harmony with the location. ~ Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada




Until Next Time . . .

Stay Inspired ~ Jules

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is a Southern California based Conceptual Artist and Photographer. Her work has been featured in several print publications and selections can be seen in local gallery exhibitions. Connect with her on Facebook and Google+.

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