“The wall with the judge was painted in the village of Son Servera, and it talks about the freedom of speech. A Spanish rapper was condemned to jail just for the lyrics of his songs… ridiculous.”
The wall “Congreso De Los Imputados”is about politics.
“At the entrance of the Spanish parliament (congreso de los diputados): I changed the word diputados for imputados, (that means imputed). There are 2 lions, so I painted 1 of them (changing the ball for a prisoner ball), to criticize the government and the corruption.”
On SOCIAL ISSUES
“I also attached the image of the last wall with my project “Som-Riu”. This week I’m gonna start another “Som-Riu” project in another village.”
SOM – RIU is a participatory mural project to aid people with intellectual disabilities. Learn more! Visit a previous GLaM post: SOM – RIU.
Sath’s sense of humor is precious, whatever he decides to say with it.
“By the way, this wall painting is the new Spanish gastrobar Broken Eggs by the Galician Chef Jacobo Astray, in Ekkamai. Great selection of wines, craft beers, amazing food and service. All for affordable prices! Buen provecho!”
The CANVAS below is titled: UNI-CORN
With LIVE PAINTING
“For the live painting shows, I paint in front of the public during music festivals. They can get tickets to win the painting with a raffle at the end”.
I asked Sath about the above shot.
“The organization in that case was called “renou col-lectiu” that in Catalan language means “collective noise”.
Sath hails from Mallorca (Spain). He uses spray & acrylic paint to create colorful pieces, slightly surreal. He uses figurative elements, & impossible situations or actions, but he never neglects the message.
Sath sent me a FaceBook link to a short sweet video of himself painting the wall below. I can’t seem to embed the video. It’s not on YouTube, but if you click on the pic below, it will take you to the video. If you do not have a FB account (like me) just click on “Not Now”. You will be able to view it!
My friend Vernon went blind 20 years ago. Yet, he still paints! I asked him if he remembers colors, & uses that memory?
“Yes”, was his answer. He added “And I always paint in oils”
The above oil painting titled “White Glads at Night”is my fave. It blows my mind that he painted it, blind, with a knife. Vernon also designs gardens to this day.
Vernon told me, ” I can show you the exact spot in my garden where these Glads grow”
Above in mixed media, is “Soup”
Vernon said, “I used several stencils from the Dollar Store for the background. The word SOUP & the A & Z are on raised wood blocks (about 1/8th of an inch). It’s an homage to braille, in that it is tactile.”
There are lots of colors in the above painting, “Tenements”. I asked Vernon how he knows which tube of paint is what color?
Vernon answered, “I have a bar code reader, that reads out loud to me. On the tubes of paint, the color is listed in the code. I line them up accordingly. Tenements is done in 3 colors, mixed in variations and applied very thickly”.
“Rhapsody in Blue”
This painting was inspired by a jazz evening w/Molly Johnson at the SoulPepper Theater . Molly is an amazing singer, & friend of Vernon. He sat in a front row & is still inspired by the love and recognition Molly showed him when she sat at his table.
Vernon noted, “thoughts inspired by Molly were: “cello note”, Molly lead, ultra marine. All other singers = other blues. The shades progress to a light turquoise for depth. It’s painted using a cardboard template, with a brush. Check out Molly’s Kensington Jazz Fest
Vernon told me, “this painting is based on a construction site’s nails, screws, black nails, rot & climaxes in rust. All colors represent something at a construction site.
Visit Vernon’s Website where you can read his bio, inquire about showing his art at your amazing venue, or simply buy, or commission one of his works of art. A direct email link is available on the site.
I am very honored and grateful for the 3 Kids’ Month posts Georgiann has submitted. This is the first.
Georgiann is a writer/author, artist and blogger. Check her out on her blog Rethiking Life!
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