THE TREE OF LIFE ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2014

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During Art Basel Miami Beach, digital artist Agustina Casas Sere-Leguizamon presented The Tree of Life in a private commission

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by Goodyear for their 100th Anniversary celebration. The exhibition was held Dec. 6-7 at the LMNT Studio in the Wynwood district, Miami FL.

 

Screen Shot 2014-12-13 at 8.29.43 PMThe work paid homage and inspiration to Goodyear publication “Kilometros de Historia ” (Miles of History, 2013) which documents Goodyear’s history throughout Latin America and the Caribbean through generational narratives of 41 families in 12 countries – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

Casas was selected as the leading artist, with the curatorial work from “Artemundi Global Fund”!She headlined the group show with a 3-dimensional work constructed using Goodyear tires handcrafted into geometric designs forming a mandala shape, a spiritual symbol that represents the universe in balance, and sculpted to depict the Mexican Tree of Life. The sculpture – painted yellow gold like the Goodyear crest and in reference to the sun – was complemented by two digital artworks of mandalas that showed symbolic references from the twelve Latin American countries, including: national flowers, fruits, animals, and florals with the Goodyear crest as the center point.
Casas successfully sold the Tree of Life Installation for an undisclosed price to a private art collector in London.

 

“In creating the Tree of Life, I looked to the symbolism of Mother Nature and created what I believe to be the central world tree, connecting the planes of earth and divinity and references of life, unification, harmony, wisdom and the peaceful nature of the countries and families it represents. The work also symbolizes the ancient faith of rebirth, growth and development of humankind—evoking the elixir of life and immortality.”

 

Casas is the great-granddaughter of legendary Argentine artist Gonzalo Leguizamon-Pondal. The Tree of Life also pays tribute to his work entitled Flor Indigena (Indigenous Flower), a 19th century figural sculpture in the national landmarked Botanical Gardens of Buenos Aires.

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Tree of Life

2014

Agustina Casas Sere-Leguizamon Mixed Media

Dimensions H x W: 8 ft x 8 ft Digital Artworks 39 3/8 inches

http://agustinacasasart.com/#/sculpture/

A B O U T T H E A R T I S T

 

Agustina Casas Seré Leguizamon (b. June 23, 1984) is an international award-winning artist. Her groundbreaking digital art collection, “Ensueños Rioplatenses”,was declared a “National Work” and she a “Young Iconic Artist” by the government of Uruguay, the highest artistic honor awarded by that nation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agustina_Casas_Sere-Leguizamon

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