portrait spans the length of two football fields by jorge rodriguez gerada portrait spans the length of two football fields by jorge rodriguez gerada
dec 21, 2012

portrait spans the length of two football fields by jorge rodriguez gerada

large-scale aerial portrait of an anonymous mesoamerican woman by jorge rodriguez-geradaimage © jorge rodriguez-gerada

 

 

 

as an artistic impetus for social change, cuban-american contemporary artist jorge rodriguez-gerada has created an aerial land artwork spanning the length of two football fields in amsterdam. commissioned by the feminist organization mama cash for their campaign,  vogelvrije vrouwen – defend women who defend human rights, the work depicts the portrait of an anonymous mesoamerican woman in honor of female activists and as a protest against their persecution in the mesoamerican region. the massive piece was completed with the assistance of 80 volunteers with a 360 virtual tour available of the artwork here.

the work depicts the portrait of an anonymous mesoamerican woman in honor of female activists and as a protest against their persecution in the mesoamerican regionimage © jorge rodriguez-gerada

the massive piece was completed with the assistance of 80 volunteersimage © jorge rodriguez-gerada

the artwork was commissioned by the feminist organization mama cashimage © jorge rodriguez-gerada

image © jorge rodriguez-gerada

image © jorge rodriguez-gerada

  • art is to be seen
    how many people will be able to see this
    value as in so what

    Paedra says:
  • everyone who reads this at least will see it!

    SJS says:
  • Great work, Jorge. My wife and I were among many who volunteered to help with the Obama portrait in Barcelona. We always love to see your work whether it´s on a building on in a field. Congrats and keep it up!

    Justin says:
  • That’s no woman. It’s Jacquin Phoenix!

    Emily says:
  • Looks more like a guy. Once again, feminists fail at being… well, significant.

    justin says:

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