Mural tribute to Oscar Niemeyer in São Paulo | Brazil (by Eduardo Kobra) image ©Alan teixeira
Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra has graced the entire side of a skyscraper on the bustling street of Paulista Avenue in São Paulo with a 52 meter tall polychromatic portrait of renowned brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who passed away in December of 2012 at the age of 104. Kobra began work on the mural on the 14th of January, 2013 and since then has solicited the help of four other artists from his team to complete the colossal artwork.
The biggest question I get, anywhere I go — and this is five year olds and seventy-five year olds — is how can I start? I love this art form — whether it’s poetry, storytelling, nonfiction writing — but how do I start?
And there’s this underlying question to that of: What book do I need to read? What certain life experience do I need to have? What’s the right school I need to graduate from to start?
And my best, most simple advice, is to completely throw that out. That that’s not what it’s about. People haven’t been telling stories for thousands of years to all get published in Harper’s. Let go of this idea of perfection. Because that’s not what it is about.
It is about to connect, I think. It is about to make sense of what it is to be human.
Por qué nos gustan las historias. Por qué el storytelling es una tendencia
No tiene desperdicio!!