On Monday I fell in love… again. Pedro Ospina, a Philadelphia and Brazil-based artist, has me fascinated by his work, his energy, and his love of life, children and art. (http://www.pedroospina.com/) As he recounted the tale of his trajectory into his current world—I listened to his words but was mesmerized by his passion for working with all people, children, and communities--and getting people involved in his mission. His passion is evident in all he says and does.
Passion. I feel like this profound word is so overused (I’m just as guilty of being a word-overusing writer/speaker), but fire-like love for something is contagious and motivating. Pedro’s vision of community sparks; he creates “ambientes,” environments, in neighborhoods and schools, in the form of murals, sculptures and more, that are delightful/evocative and that set people in motion in the most positive of ways. In addition, his path and work remind us that there are so many ways to make a life; this, these days more than ever, this is a great message for us all. In encourage you to explore his work. (By the way—he currently has an exhibition, entitled “Woven in Tension” on display at Westchester Community College in the gallery in the Academic Arts Building.)
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