Phil Bird 2017

map of all Riu d’art artworks

‘Woman of the Rainbow’

‘Woman of the Rainbow’ is both a song I wrote on ecological / spiritual themes and a symbolic figure represented in a mural. She is a mythic guardian of the land, a figure of renaissance.

The glass front of your chakra exudes the four elements that create the physical world. The heart chakra infuses the Rainbow spirit.

In the throat, chakra (communication), I have placed a modified version of the Catalan star. She holds an olive branch in one hand and the geometry of honeycomb in the other.

Bees, just as ideas, pollinate and reap the sweet and rich energy of life to store them for use in the beautiful and vast symmetry of their constructions.

The hare, with Amphora is a symbol, in many cultures cheat creativity out of chaos. I have also included some olive groves and flowers that are native to Catalonia. A deer, often appears in my art, acts as a guide to magical places. Finally, a wild gecko, because I see them every time I visit the the village.

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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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