CANCER: Stage 4

 

In this artwork, artist Eriberto Oriol captured the intense emotions that I was going through at the time when I found out that I had breast cancer. Nothing prepares one for moments like these.

This was back in August 1994. I kept asking myself questions like, “What did I do to get this cancer? What do I do now? Why me?”

I remembered a therapist saying to me, “Angelica get a hold of yourself, the fear of cancer will kill you sooner than cancer.” I said to myself, “That is easy for her to say.” But she was right.

They say that some of the most powerful works of art emerge from an artist’s darkest moments. In this piece, you can see the strength in Eriberto’s art.

He was able to capture the intensity of emotions and sheer determination to live in those eyes – all my emotions are on and running!

In much of Eriberto’s work, it is in his characters that seem to reflect haunting moments of human life that resonate the fears and emotions most experience.

His work also shows the strength, tenacity, and integrity of his character as a human being and as an artist.

Photo and text by Angelica
Artwork mixed media by Eriberto Oriol

* For more details on of some of his accomplishments, samples of Eriberto’s painting and list of art collectors GO TO ABOUT in ForbiddenArtLA.com.

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How is Eriberto Oriol making a difference?

 

As an activist” advocated for environmental, economic, and health services for underprivileged communities.

As an artist, he has contributed to the arts as an artist, mentor, and promoter through his photography and social media channels.

 

Thank you Alex Poli aka ManOne for acknowledging Eriberto’s contributions through this mural.

For more details on the clinics, his work in the arts, samples of Eriberto’s painting and list of art collectors GO TO ABOUT in ForbiddenArtLA.com.

 

 

 

Did you kill the song? (Close-ups)

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When you kill the bird, you kill the song. As it would be, when you kill the person’s spirit you kill the soul and their song.
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In this painting, “The Ravages of Greed and Power,” the artist
Eriberto Oriol seems to capture the characters’ pain and anguish of their dying souls.
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His dream is that the sky would get bluer, that the birds would start to sing again, and the glaciers stop melting.
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In Spanish we say, “El Sueno del artista, es que el cielo se vuelva mas azul, los pajaros comienzen a cantar de nuevo, y los glaciares dejen de derretirese.
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Text by Angelica
Painting by Eriberto Oriol
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Go to our Blog: ForbiddenArtLA.com to see artwork available.

Pssss … Did Someone Graffiti The Internet??

Yes, they did!!

and they did and  they are still there:  “Got Graf”

ForbiddenArtLA.com   features artist:

Photographer and Painter

Eriberto Oriol

  • Internationally published

  • Contemporary

  • Prominently collected by some institutions and individuals

  • Youth and adult Appeal

  • Part of history in “Los Angeles Portrait of A City.” See Taschen books. One of Eriberto’s photos ‘Americas Most Wanted’ was selected along with photos of Rodi King beating, Robert Kennedy assassination  and others pics to be part of the history of the city of Los Angeles through photos:  see Taschen on – line: Taschen.com.  Eriberto’s photo on page: 536.  Book used in History classes on history of Los Angeles.

ForbiddenArtLA.com:  Details:  BLOG   “What contributes to someone’s art becoming a good ART investment?”

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Conversation on California Environmental whackos

What? No paper bags either??

Comment to a Mango’s Azul posting:  What? No Plastic Bags ???

A comment was made …..

“ah yes… California Environmental whackos, no more plastic bags , ha ha ,ha Supermarkets in california have banned plastic bags especially in San Francisco, forcing people to BUY paper bags at 10 cents each. . Just cut more trees down.. bravo whackos from the land of fruits and nuts. A California Artist, landscape painting included in book Planet Earth, Planet Art, by Mirca, UK. Associated with 2,000,000 members Earth First environmental group international”

Our first reaction to above:  You called us what?? Just because we care about the  environment ?? Is it preferable for people to have their heads in the ground and just continue to say it is not happening? There is nothing we can do…

When we first got this comment, it was sad.  Afters,  we thought lets put it out there and show the mindset some people have.

See our story: Mango Azul’s story.

Even if you do not go with Mango Azul, do recycle,  reuse whenever possible, the world is ours.

Ecologists don’t disrepair there is an alliance of people around the world that are working to make our world a better place.

Let us Be part of the CHANGE.

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“Be an Art Tote!” ©  

Art Tote © is one who recycles and likes creativity..

Bags SOLD OUT

 

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