Bobbi Mastrangelo’s triptych, “Da Gracia Por Agua,” is in the Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibition at Orange County Administration Center Oct. 2 – Oct. 31, 2023.
I am probably the only non-Hispanic Artist participating in this event. Then why did I choose to enter this competition? Here in central Florida, the Spanish culture is all around us. I love learning about other languages and cultures. I can speak beginner’s Spanish and I enjoy the verbal exchange with Hispanic Speaking people.
Da Gracias Por Agua” is a departure from my usual manhole and water cover art. with an Aztec Influence for the design on the covers.
”With water protection and conservation in mind, I celebrate Los Cuatros Elementos, the four elements: earth, air, water and fire as the centerpiece.
The left water font has an inscription inspired by Jorge Argueta: “Water is the Blood of Mother Earth.”
“Water is a Blessing.”
Orange County Administration Center
201 S. Rosalind Ave.
Orlando FL 32801