Artistic Rising: Climate in Crisis
Type of work
Visual Art

During their residency, MILAGROS will design and build an installation using reclaimed objects found in the Mississippi River presented using the interpretive language of National Parks. Audiences will be guided to view the installation as a local ecosystem made of petroleum products. The project will function both as an aesthetic endeavor and as an appeal to clean and protect one of our country’s most diverse and significant waterways.

MILAGROS, consisting of Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre, is a mural and installation collective based in New Orleans, LA. Asteinza and Fillastre met studying Fine Art at Florida State University in 2006. Their public art works pepper the southeastern United States. Community and collaboration is the heart of the MILAGROS ethos. Inspired by their Latinx upbringing, MILAGROS aspires to create enjoyable spaces for intergenerational gathering, where individuals can feel connected through the joint construction of a positive experience. This celebratory spirit shines brightly in defiance of current political dramas.

Read a article about MILAGROS and their Crud Buddies here.