FINDING SOMETHING THAT BURNS MY SOUL DEMANDS ME TO EXPRESS IT, LOOKING FOR A CHANGE.
ART IS ALSO A SOCIAL COMMITMENT. THROUGH ART I CAN SEND MESSAGES TO SOCIETY. THIS MAY BE A DROP OF WATER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN BUT IT DOES NOT MATTER, THE ACTION, EVEN IT IS SMALL, CAN CHANGE THE WORLD AND CAN CHENGE ME FOR THE BETTER.
THROUGH ART I LOOK FORWARD TOUCHING THE SOUL OF THE VIEWER AND, WITH A CERTAIN DOSE OF LUCK, I CAN CONNECT PEOPLE AND GET SOMETHING TO MOVE WITHIN. ART TRASCENDENS DIFFERENCES AND CAN CONNECT WITH PEOPLE AT VISCERAL LEVEL, AND THEREFORE MOTIVATE ACTION.
TRIBUTE TO THE YOUNG EXPAT
Teens moving around the world and looking, at the same time, their identity like teens.
Carrying even with their pets. Painted at wooden moving boxes and interviewed by another teen.
With this piano (and many others) PIANOSFORPEACE.ORG is making art accesible to all while building peace through music and education. Julieta seeks to promote peace through music. In this occasion Julieta had the pleasure to paint with the gold of bringing attention to the inclusion of people with Down Syndrome in the labor environment.
She painted a young man that represents a school in Madrid that educates people with Down Syndrome. This school looks forward to create relationship with business and companies with the aim that their alumni are included in the job market. The phrase used as a motto for this works is: "it isn not my extra chromosome that makes me happy, it is because I am loved, included".
A Guatemalan fashion designe was painted at the back. She is and example of perseverant that is required to be able to open doors despite the rejection suffered by people with Down Syndrome. This is an inspiration case of a fight to develop talents and abilities that are discovered in oneself, independently of having an extra chromosome.
Organized exhibition to raise funds for Wheels of Happiness Foundation.
PIANOS FOR PEACE. "I loved painting this piano thinking that in some way I cooperating with the building of peace trough music, and at the same time promote the inclusion of persons with different abilities. In this year Blindness, Deafness and Colpocephalia". Today the piano is at the Fulton Country Goverment Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia.
Something that fascinated me to be in the USA two years I lived, was to meet people from different countries and see how we lived and worked on common goals and we achieved it, and also good! Even with our differences. I am fascinated by the fact that differences enrich us. And something beautiful was to realize that something in common among Latinos, is their hard work, honesty, generosity, their resilience and of course their good humor, their kindness, love for family, and pride in who they are. I am fascinated by having the opportunity to nourish myself, motivate myself, for these people. So I decided to celebrate the many virtues and contributions of Latino immigrants, and exalts the human richness of Latino immigrant.
The flag of USA is in process, in the Latin American Association. 50 canvases (50 states) with faces of Latinos who now lives in Georgia and who with their daily work take something to make a better place to live. Their work, resilience, creativity, initiative and joy give those around them the security that they are improving their environment. Faces and every day the people who will be incorporated into this flag are increased thanks to their exemplary life of contribution to this beautiful country.
"It is a spectacular rendering of the U.S. flag that honors the virtues and contributions of Latino immigrants" (Scheffer, 2018).
"William Styron said that the depression, its depression, was like a storm of darkness. This disease is indeed as violent as it can be a raging sea of giant waves and floods of final judgments. And yet it is also silent, silent, dark and fearful, as the darkness itself. A storm of darkness is precisely what this group of artist tries to capture.
For this, dear observer, we encourage you to navigate these waters, from dare to look at the characters that hide in corners loading the corpses of their history, until you know that there are fantasies of monsters in the sheets. We ask you to try to put yourself in the shoes of the national women, with their silent stories of sadness and despair, and try to feel on the skin, grays and black stories of those who can not themselves.
We exhort you to come down for a few moments to those small, individual hells full of self-reflection and anxiety, and that you appear in the mists that shadow the soul, climbing for a moment, the small stools that stop the noise of the world. We tell you that it is worth knowing about women who were cut off by their history and reborn, or men whose essences are split into dualities of fear.
We ask you to see the one who runs away from his own reality, or who carries, as a mythical hero, his past written in stone and blood. We challenge you, from a safe place, to contemplate those bubbles of fear and without sense, and to intern, for moments and without compasses, in the labyrinths of which does not know where the sign of exit is.
After all this, we are sure, art will convince you that depression is more than a blues that is removed only with pills and good intentions; And that the depressed has the hope that someone, attentive, can know how it feels what it feels like.
Because in the end, someone had the courage to grab cloth, paintbrush and colors, throw the monster on the canvas, and see it, and know it, to unravel the mystery of sadness.
And because someone, with much more courage, has spent the energy in rising from a magnetic bed, has been able to open the window, and has been able to look with value on the new day, which begins to fall. Because after many nights, the storm dies and the darkness gives way to the morning light".
Nemesio Díez Arce / Curator
Many have been taught - perhaps in a silent and involuntary way - to judge a priori. This rule of the Western world allows us to make value judgments before others and thus, to hurt them, to mistreat them and sometimes to create injuries difficult to heal. Through a proposal that is born from the gut, and from her most introspective feel, Julieta Carrillo mixes psychology with plastic and creates images that provoke the viewer to reflect and question their role as a social being, tolerant and respectful to The disabilities of others.
"Her pictorial work emerges, as she herself mentions," from the conviction that art can be, as Carl Jung put it, an effective projective vehicle of the elements of the personal and collective unconscious. This is why, through art, one can touch the soul of the spectator and, with a certain degree of luck, make something move. "The unconscious plays an important role in each piece, for these are, so to speak, Mental projections carried to the canvas and objects that act as a bridge between the ethereal and the tactile, between thinking and feeling.
Their children are the pretext to show, on the one hand, exclusion, but on the other, the capacity for self-control, stimulation, acceptance, inclusion and integration. They become intentional allegory of mental organization, which is full of emotive meanings represent the structured society of which we are part and which naively we build so that it tends to standardization and homogeneity. Thus, Carrillo plays with a symbolism that reflects the diversity of personalities and their way of seeing and interpreting the world; And invites the viewer, through "nine apples" - as a metaphor of a divine intercession - to separate himself from these social bonds and participate in an integral way in the development of those we consider different. Therefore, in each one will be the ability to choose.
Daniel Soto Morúa / Curator "
Nine canvas, as a symbol of months of gestational nutrition. The faces are of three-year-old children, in which the children perceive no differences between the others, simply live together, leave their ego-tuning game and begin to interact with others alike.
Each one shows a different way of interacting with the apple: feeling it, enjoying it, loading it, eating it, communicating it, telling it a story, sharing it, analyzing it and secreting it. Just as each person on the planet has a different way of relating to the World, to communicate with the world, to know it.
Each painting has a celebrated phrase, from a person who somehow struggled for inclusion. They are written in the native language of the person who wrote it. This is a way of honoring the idea that the differences between people nourish us, the different nationalities enrich us.
The background of the pictures is green slate represents the learning situation in which we find both children, parents, educators and the whole society. We need to learn how to communicate with people who are different from us.
When we live the illusion of waiting, we usually ask God for a son with the qualities that one values, as if we were walking the aisles of a supermarket, throwing what we want, obviating what not. - "Please, God, send me a clever child, who likes music, who is sensitive, who is a friend, with a huge heart ..." -.
When you leave the hospital, you carry a wonderful baby with gifts and virtues as God sent you. On the one hand, some aspects are already done, they are a condition of life - like or not - as is a disability. But on the other, it has the potential to develop if it has the right means of stimulation. After all, it is a matter of contemplating and discovering their qualities, potentialities and realities, and offering them the means to grow.
Every baby can develop what he is capable of, if someone helps him to discover it, amid an environment of unconditional love, acceptance, discipline and empathy, and good humor.
To express the attitude that we show before the fact that there are children with different abilities, a facility will be presented. In it will be hung nine apples, all in equal size and color, each different in the way it is hung. Some will have the feeling that they are hindered, and even pushed or beaten, others will be careful to pass slowly so as not to hurt them.
Thanks to EVA eating the apple, she was expelled from paradise; she had to work, and with the sweat of his forehead sham acquiring what he needed, acquiring the consciousness of work with effort, the value of things; She also had freedom and with it the ability to choose between good and what away from good.
In addition, the apple was the one that fell to Newton in the head and woke him from his rest and got up and questioning about physics. The apple then pulls us out of our comfort zone and leads us to reflection.
Receiving children with different abilities at home requires the ability of parents to see beyond their home, their expectations and beliefs. It needs to seek support with friends, family, educational institutions and above all specialists. They are there but they need to be sought after. This video, apart from being a wake-up call about the responsibility of parents to provide children with spaces for growth and maturation, is a tribute to those who work day by day with children with different abilities, especially with the three who inspire this exhibition.
NOTE: Here we share some of the 59 professionals portrayed, which worked for 3 years with the children of the sample, and with another kids with special abilities.
Adults need to be involved in training their children (and themselves) to teach Respect and Include children with different abilities. It is as simple as putting children to color leaves like this, if they observe all are different.
The more places we share the message: THE DIFFERENCES ENRICH US, the more possibilities of improving the place in which we live. Starting with knowing, respecting and including people with disabilities
INTOLERANCE TO LACK OF RESPECT
LETTERS (and PHOTOS), sent to the rector of all universities that teach orthopedic, with a cc to the principal of the medical faculties (at the orthopedic specialty), requesting that the students of medicine give them a class where they teach them about the respect to the patient.
These 3 children waited 45 minutes to be able to have an appointment with an orthopedist (private appointment). After 45 minutes they retired and sought a second appointment with the same doctor.
After waiting another 45 minutes on the second attempt, they retired and made appointments with another doctor.
The story was repeated with 9 specialists in orthopedics (it means 18 appointments).
"Garden of sayings" in the framework of the International Festival of the Arts Costa Rica