LA GRAN PLAZA DE FORT WORTH® WELCOMES NEW “ALEBRIJES” MURAL BY ARTIST JORGE RODRIGUEZ TEJEDA
ALEBRIJES MURAL BY LEADING ARTIST JORGE RODRIGUEZ TEJEDA IS ON DISPLAY NOW.
August 5, 2016 (Fort Worth, TX)
— La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth® is pleased to announce the latest addition to their mural exhibition by Mexico native artist Jorge Rodriguez Tejeda called “Alebrijes.” The mural is on display on the first floor of El Mercado next to the escalators. Tejeda is considered a pioneer in artisanal work with more than 34 years of experience.
“I have created artisanal work since I was 14 years old and most of my work has been created in Mexico. I now reside in Fort Worth, TX and have created three important murals that are on exhibit at La Gran Plaza. The latest mural “Alebrijes” is special to me because of the story behind the origin of Alebrijes.”
The origin of Alebrijes was created by Pedro Linares who was also an artist that worked closely with well-known artists like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. At the age of 30 years old, Linares became ill and went into a coma. During this time he dreamt that he was in a forest and that these strange colorful creatures began to appear like a donkey with butterfly wings, a rooster with horns of a bull, a lion with a head of an eagle and many more. He also began to hear a choir sing, “Alebrijes, Alebrijes, Alebrijes.” When he came out of the coma, he tried to explain what he had seen, but no one understood. He then began to put these strange creatures on paper and began to draw and paint them. And this is the story of the origin of the Alebrijes.
“It’s inspirational to be able to work on projects that breathe life into art and that can capture an audience with a strong message like the origin of the Alebrijes, which came from a dream. The mural is not just a work of art, it also represents that all dreams can become a reality. My hope is that patrons at La Gran Plaza will enjoy this mural and receive this powerful message.”
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