PANGAEA - a mural by Julieta
A mural for the Pangaea meeting center, on the campus of the KU Leuven university. We invited the Spanish artist Julieta (XLF) from Valencia.
We asked Julieta to explain the story behind her mural:
Diversity for me means color, different colors of mind, thoughts, sounds, food, skin, textiles, nature, and so much more...
But, color is a universal language. Color is joy, color is life. Colors vibrate to make us feel, and they have a specific meaning in nature and in our cultures. This meaning, these feelings and emotions are in our way of life and cultures, and have a common essence, even if we don’t realize it ourselves.
Through this universal language is have found this way to talk about diversity. Diversity is full of stories, legends, traditions, fantasy and freedom. Two characters holding our planet, one half of the globe on each side. They represent different realities and cultures within a single being. Here we see that there is so much to learn and share from each other, and that is a positive thing to be different from each other. We are able to discover new realities out of respect and LOVE.
That the logo of the Pangaea meeting center resembles the globe in the artwork, apparently just happened to be a coincidence. But we do hope that the thousands of international students that go through this alleyway each day on their way to class, can appreciate this multi-culti work of art.
About the artist
Huge thanks to KULeuven & Pangaea for the professional collaboration, and thanks to the artist and Joy (a painter and surfboardmaker!) for delivering our first mural of the season!