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Bobbi Mastrangelo’s “Grate Little Prints” at CityArts Factory Orlando September 21 – October 14, 2017

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Bobbi Mastrangelo’s framed Giclee Prints are on exhibit in the Members Small Works Show of  ArtistsRegistry.com at CityArtsFactory. Bobbi’s framed prints relate to her theme of water covers and manhole covers.  The artist has personalized each one of her Giclee Prints by incorporating hand written quotes into the art.

Pioneer Water Adapter

“Pioneer Water Adapter” Enhanced Giclee 13″ x 16″ framed

“The way of the pioneer is always rough.” ~ Harvey S. Firestone.

Pioneer Water Adapter is based on a water valve cover of about 8″ in diameter.  Water Valve covers are often located on sidewalks or near fire hydrants.

"Con Edison Cables" Enhanced Giclee, 16" x 13" Framed

“Con Edison Cables” Enhanced Giclee, 16″ x 13″ Framed

“Con Edison’s 94,000 miles of cable could wrap the Earth 3.7 times.”

Details of Con Edison Electric Manhole Covers are featured in several of the Bobbi’s giclee prints.

"Complex con Edison," Enhanced Giclee 16" x 13" Framed

“Complex Con Edison,” Enhanced Giclee 16″ x 13″ Framed

“Con Edison operates one of the most                                                                                                            complex electrical systems in the world.”

The Giclee Prints were produced at Lisa Langer’s “Pencil in the River Studio” in Tonawanda NY.  High quality digital images of Bobbi’s original embossed prints on hand made paper were printed on Somerset Water Color Paper, signed and numbered. Learn more about Langer’s printing services on her website:  Pencil in the River Studio – Service

The three signed prints are double matted in handsome goldtone frames, available for only $125 @.  Peruse the  entire selection of Bobbi Mastrangelo’s unframed Giclee Prints here: Bobbi Mastrangelo-Grate Little Giclees

 CityArts Factory is located at 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando FL. 32801.  Phone:(407) 648-7060  Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Mastrangelo’s triptych: “Da Gracias Por Agua” Celebrates Water and Cinco De Mayo 2016

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Bobbi Mastrangelo’s Triptych “Da Gracias Por Agua” will be exhibited at the Orlando Museum of Art’s 1st Thursday in May: CINCO DE MAY-OMA!   Ole!  Reception 6-9 PM

Member Artists of ArtistsRegistry.com. celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5th with their own interpretations of Mexican life, through the mediums of paintings, drawings, photography or sculpture.

Da Gracias Por Agua (triptych 21" x 48")

Da Gracias Por Agua (triptych 21″ x 48″)

Bobbi Mastrangelo is internationally known for her unique wall relief city-scape interpretations of water covers and manhole covers. Her Triptych created just for this Mexican Themed Event is collectively titled: “Da Gracias Por Agua.” (Give Thanks for Water)

The first sculpture relief, entitled “Agua Sagrada,” pays homage to Jorge Argueta’s Poems in “Hablando con Madre Tierra.” (“Talking with Mother Earth” illustrated by Lucia Angela Pérez) His powerful, inspirational bi-lingual poems explore a young native Salvadoran boy’s connection to Mother Earth. Tetl’s Grandmother taught him about the spirituality of his Nahuatl Ancestors viewing the Earth as being alive with sacred meaning.

Aqua Sagrada (Sacred Water)

Aqua Sagrada (Sacred Water)

The text inscribed around the simulated water fount is “El Agua Es Sagrada.”  (Water is sacred)  “Es La Sangre de La Madre Tierra. (It is the blood of Mother Earth.) Jorge Argueta graciously gave permission for me to use these words from his poem “El Agua.”

 

Los Cuatro Elementos (relief 21" diameter x 6") and El Agua Es Una Bendición

Los Cuatro Elementos (21″ dia. x 6″) & El Agua Es Una Bendición

With water conservation and protection as a recurrent theme, Bobbi envisioned the center piece with “Covers” representing The Four Elements “Los Cuatro Elements:” Tierra, Aire, Agua y Fuego. The four covers float above metallic colored concave wells.

 

El Agua Es Una Bendición

El Agua Es Una Bendición

Bobbi enjoyed researching the ancient Aztec, Mayan and Nahuatl Cultures for the borders and designs of the two outside pieces. Atl, the Aztec symbol for water is located in the center of the starburst design.

But it was the contemporary Water Researcher, Masaru Emoto, author of The True Power of Water who influenced  the text of the above piece.  “Water is a Blessing, Give Thanks for Water,” Bobbi inscribed the Spanish Translation around the water fount: “El Agua Es Una Bendición.  Da Gracias Por Agua.”

Emoto believes that: “It is our individual responsibility to learn all we can about water, the most precious resource on the planet and to help shift the consciousness through our thoughts, words and prayers.  May our understanding of water help to bring peace to all mankind.”

Bobbi felt Spiritually Blessed as she created this triptych and hoped that Argueta’s philosophy about honoring Mother Earth and Emoto’s revelations about water would resonate to the viewers.

 

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