Friday May 1 2020
Art Exhibit by Jorge Porrata
from 7:00pm – 8:pm
Artist will be available for one to one guide tour of his work at the gallery Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am by appointment.
Old Town Gallery
What the Animals Had to Say
As an illustrator, I often create illustrations for stories, but in this work the images informed the stories, and both later defined the final illustrations.
Beyond this process, this work poses as a minute version of our human history, or passages of it, as some sacred books have recorded. It also
depicts different facets of coexisting in our own personalities that shape our behaviors. As a spiritual book, as its narrative suggests, it calls for harmony between man and nature and within man himself. What the Animals Had to Say is a hybrid work rooted in oriental philosophy, similarto the five ancient books of the “Panchatantra” which were the first animal fables to appear in literature. The author hopes readers will fall in love with the characters, animals, and human-like as well, with more compassion than judgment, and prays for we all make a journey of transformation from the “seven days” and “one night” into the dawn. Etching and aquatint, letterpress, printed on Rives BFK paper.
Wiped with Akua inks. (2008)
Book published in 2012 available on Amazon.
All prints $ 85.00
Jorge L Porrata (Cuban, b. 1975)