jorge rodriguez-gerada forms land portrait using grass and dirt
jorge rodriguez-gerada forms land portrait using grass and dirt jorge rodriguez-gerada forms land portrait using grass and dirt
oct 25, 2013

jorge rodriguez-gerada forms land portrait using grass and dirt

wish by jorge rodriguez-gerada is a monumental land-art child
all image courtesy of jorge rodriguez-gerada




spanning 11 acres of land in belfast, ‘wish’ by cuban-american artist jorge rodriguez-gerada is a monumental land-art portrait of a child created on the surface of the earth. using only organic materials and satellite technology, the final piece used 30,000 pegs, 2,000 tons of soil, and 2,000 tons of sand. through gradients of chroma materializing from both lines of grass and dirt, the complete portrayal takes shape; for viewers on the ground, the flat image may only appear as a natural surface, but aerial views capture the final depiction, as the child’s stare beams towards the sky. the artwork was revealed as the largest land-art portrait in the UK and ireland for the 2013 ulster bank belfast festival. rodriguez-gerada explains ‘…at 11 acres, it is my largest piece and I believe this magnitude is a fitting tribute to a city which has so much positivity to offer.’



wish, by jorge rodríguez-gerada, first artist in residence @ belfast international festival
video courtesy of jorge rodriguez-gerada



rodriguez-gerada is currently exhibiting ‘texture urbaine’ at mathgoth gallery in paris until novemver 9th.



aerial views reveal the full depiction



the image changes depending on the angle of the viewer



‘wish’ viewed from the sky



the making of ‘wish’



during the creation process

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