Infinite Remembrance To Doña Fela

Submitted by Mariela Rivera

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Project

Client: Municipality of San Juan

Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $500,000

Project Team

Artist

Celso Gonzalez

Cero Design Built Inc.

Architect

Roberto Biaggi

Cero Design Built Inc.

Overview

5,000 sq/ft ceramic tile over concrete. It’s a tribute to the first woman Mayor of the city of San Juan. Its inspired in her unique character and the social work and community service she did during her 4 years incumbency. Also, the love and education she gave to the people thru her service.

Goals

The main goals were to integrated al the caracteristics of Felisa Rincon de Gautier and what she met to the community and how she collaborate, specially with the children. That is why was important to integrate her face, her hand fan that she always used and some word of wisdom in the piece.

Process

Celso Gonzalez and Roberto Biaggi is collaborative team in all the phase for public art design and project. Every one makes his intergration thru drawing, color selection, material selection and te extent of what the peice will become. Wall to floor was restored to make elaborate this piece of art.