At Shoutout Miami we had the good fortune of connecting with Jorge Blanco and we’ve shared our conversation below. July 29, 2020
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Hi Jorge, let’s jump right in. What are you most passionate about? Why? Creation and sharing. As sculptor, the most passionate activity is the transformation of different materials into a new unique and original object, to see my idea, after a long and hard process, become reality is absolutely inspiring. Another and very important aspect of my profession, is trying to bring, through my artwork, joy to a large audience.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community? Creating and fabricating my work is not easy, from a pencil and paper to a computer, it needs many different processes and machinery to manipulate and transform heavy materials, I also need large spaces, storages, and hands for for packing, shipping and installation. Perseverance and passion are the lessons in this long career . I hope the public recognizes my work anywhere.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to? The beaches of my city are beautiful, This the best option to show to my friend or visitors.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to? Elena Hernadez-Ron, my wife of 31 years who manages my studio with professionalism and grace. She has also designed books, catalogs and website and is an artist and designer too.