somos la luz


“Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada spray painted a 27,000 s.f. giant mural as a public memorial dedicated to a doctor who died from COVID-19. Each life is important, unique and incalculable, especially during the global pandemic, and the work memorializes essential workers. The mural is titled ‘somos la luz’ – translated as ‘we are light.’” (Read more @ Design Boom)


  1. tears here – wonderful but I’m haunted by the idea that soon enough cars will be parked on this doctor’s face and none of the artist’s work and the ‘memorial’ will be seen…. You speak of a mural, but looking at the photo, it isn’t (or is it?)
    Thank you for sharing those precious reminders that America isn’t T…. but a mostly wonderful collection of warm-hearted human beings.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. W.o.w.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Powerful. Like Kiki, however, I wish such a stunning piece were on a wall rather than the surface of a parking lot…

    Liked by 3 people

  4. heartbreaking and beautiful. i wonder if people will be reluctant to park on it.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. ‘somos la luz’ The essential workers are just that. 🌟🌟

    Liked by 1 person

  6. That is stunning. And I’m sure the artist knows it is ephemeral. Life will return to a somewhat normal one day. I’m rather curious now to look into his other works and if they, too, are in places that eventually take over his art.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. And may the light ALWAYS shine.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Rodriguez-Gerada wriote this about his Identity Series, (He worked with charcoal for that project) “These time-based portraits gradually deteriorate. They become a metaphor of the fading of life, of fame and of the things we first thought were so important.”

    He also wrote that, “The pieces fade away like the warmth after an embrace […] The importance of the piece is the whole process of creation, destruction and memory. ”

    When an artist comes to their work with such compassion and understanding of our human condition, our hearts see not just the piece of art but the essence of our humanity shining in the light of love – a love that transcends and, in so many ways, defies our human condition.

    His work is powerful.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    ‘We are the light!’ … Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada spray painted a 27,000 s.f. giant mural as a public memorial dedicated to a doctor who died from COVID-19!


  10. He takes art to an elevated level. And I especially love how the medium he chose for his display is another part of his message.
    That being said, I can’t wait to see his contribution to the latest current events we’re facing in the country. Because artists are our true leaders. And because silence and not taking a stand is wrong!!!

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Overwhelming, David. Cher xo

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Touching. And beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: