MaryAnn Loo 2018

map of all the Riu d’art artworks

‘The Riba-roja dream tree’

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The seed of a dream is placed into the soil, then watered and nourished with love and passion, until it becomes a stable and robust structure that connects the clouds. This is the home of the dreamers, a bridge between aspirational and practical aspects of life (much like the saying “keep your feet on the ground and head in the clouds”).

It represents the ideal life, where everyone can simultaneously pursue their passion and when passion and practice are continually fed and nourished, the Tree of Dreams becomes more vibrant and more abundant.

The Tree of Dreams also represents collaboration and community. A place where everyone can come together to celebrate their gifts and to express their true self. It’s an ideal world, where everyone can fulfill their aspirations together, making this world a better place.

The Tree of Dreams is a celebration of various aspects of Riba-roja d’Ebre. Drawing of what I have experienced and learned during the two-week residency.

From Juniper Ovens, the independence of Catalonia, naps and festivals to the various artists who have left their mark.

On a personal level, my favorite part of this is the Tree of Dreams Bar, Bar Pota. The wall where the tree is installed is actually the original location of Bar Pota. It is also where us artists had most of our meals, prepared daily by the lovely couple that owns it.

This is also the place where I shared many conversations and cultural exchanges, with people from the local community and artists from around the world.

This experience has become very special, my personal Tree of Dreams, while I build my dream of being an artist and travel the world.

What about you? What is your dream?

 
 
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GUIDED TOURS
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GUIDED TOUR BOOKING FORM

The best way to experience the Riu d’art Open Air Gallery is with a guided tour! The Riba Rocks association members offer guided tours in either English, Catalan or Spanish. A perfect activity for all the family. (Tours are free, although a donation to the association would be greatly appreciated.)

We offer guided tours throughout the summer months. The tour is completed in two parts, a morning stroll and an evening walk. With a long lunch and siesta break in between. If you would like to book a guided tour fill in the form below.

If you are visiting Riba-roja d’Ebre and would like to stay, we can recommended accommodation. Riba Rocks can arrange lunch for you at a local bar or restaurant as part of the day tour. The tour offers you an insight into the background of each artist and the concept behind their work in Riba-roja d’Ebre.

It is a great way of seeing the beautiful, village streets and other sites along the way. You will be given your own map which indicates where each artwork can be found. You can then revisit or recommend to a friend!

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