World Day of Prayer 2016 – Artist

By July 7, 2015 July 5th, 2017 News, WDP 2016

Ruth Mariet Trueba Castro is the artist for the World Day of Prayer 2016 theme.
Ruth Mariet Trueba Castro lives in Jaimanita, in the city of Habana. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro, Habana, 2009; and from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA); major in Plastic Arts, Habana, 2014.
She is a member of the Methodist Church in Jaimanita, Habana, Cuba. She is currently coordinating the Liturgical Renewal Program of the Cuban Council of Churches.
She has won awards at numerous events and competitions for Literature, in the genres of poetry, short stories and epistle. She belongs to the Asociación Hermanos Saiz for young artists. In the past five years Ruth Mariet has participated in several exhibitions and collective productions as a member of the collective art “the 4th Pragmatics”. She has also participated in biennials and art fairs: Eleventh Biennial of Habana, Cuba – 1 Triennial Offside Effect. Tbilisi, Georgia. – Handcrafts. XVII International Art Fair. Moscow, Russia – ArtFest @ 2013. Doral Miami Campus of Carlos Albizu University. Miami, United States.
Although I can explain in a rational way the drawing, based on the symbolic elements that I used: the palms, the windows, the hands and the colors of the Cuban flag, I wanted to complement the art of drawing with the art of words, which is the poetry.
On the threshold of childhood
We open the door to the childhood within us and Jesus enters
As light transcends the stained glass windows
It is made flesh on the games of laughter
As child hugs the palms
In the middle of the day.
Our prayer is like a sparkling pupil
Sweat from white, yellow, and black hands.
Who receive Jesus, once again
Along with all who are waiting
On the threshold of childhood.