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Hábitat art Sculpture

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Mark Rivera, a visionary Puerto Rican artist, presents "Hábitat" a freestyle sculpture destined for Black Rock City. This piece is a labor of love, crafted purely by hand, guided solely by intuition and artistic spirit without the aid of computer programs. Mark allows his heart and hands to dictate the placement of each structural element, creating a living testament to the organic process of art making. To bring "Hábitat" to life, Mark seeks support to enlist speciality services such as skilled carpenters, welders and lighting engineers along with his lead crew member from Puerto Rico. This collaborative effort will culminate in the assembly of "Hábitat" at the Generator, fostering a community of creativity, craftsmanship and traditional Puerto Rican style throughout.

Mark Rivera's artistic journey began twenty years ago as a musician. Initially working as a set carpenter in the film industry to make ends meet, Mark's talents quickly expanded into art direction and construction coordination. His career took a significant turn when he moved to Santurce, now known for the heart of Puerto Rico's street art scene.
As the guitarist for the renowned band Calle 13, Mark traveled the world, immersing himself in various art festivals and integrating into the global art community. After the band’s breakup, he dedicated himself fully to his passion for art. His travels allowed him to collaborate with artists worldwide, refining his unique style that blends street art with sculptural elements. He contributed to art projects for many urban performing artists.

Habitat, the Sculpture:
Will be a 14 foot tall sculpture of hundreds of homes creating neighborhoods in the shape of a heart. As you approach, sensors will trigger lighting and as more people gather, the neighborhood will wake up.
Throughout his journey, Mark has observed the intricacies of human environments, from barrios to bustling city streets. These observations inspire "Hábitat," a piece that reflects his vision of communal living and harmony. "Hábitat" is more than a sculpture; it is a call to action, encouraging people to engage with their communities and foster a spirit of peace and cooperation.
In "Hábitat," Mark Rivera hopes to demonstrate the vital role individuals play in their communities, urging us all to embrace love and unity over conflict. His work is a testament to the power of art in transforming spaces and minds, inviting viewers to become active participants in the creation of a more harmonious world.

Looking for funding for the final mile of the project.

Artist Specialty Services & Fabrication:
$25,000 Certified welders, carpenters and lighting engineers

Art Crew:
$2,000 Art Crew Travel
$1,500 Art Crew Food
$1,500 Art Support Camp Supplies



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Mark Rivera
Reno, NV

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