We are not alone. Together, with love, we connect and hold each other up. With love, we can erase pain, anguish, fear, hatred, and many, many isms. As simplistic as those statements may seem, they are true and they are real.
This simplicity and childlike belief in the power of love is rooted in Franklin Marval’s longtime fascination with the healing power of nature, color, and music. Marval’s love series pieces appear to have sprouted spontaneously from the air because they were needed. Nurtured with color and joy they impart on us hope, energy, and inspiration to strive for better.
In a recent conversation, Marval noted that in his mind’s eye, “colors and shapes create situations similar to human behavior, events of nature, and the capturing of reality.” His playful images take one back to childhood where life was simpler, the summers were longer, and we knew a lot less about many of the world’s perils.
The blending of his childhood memories of fields and crops, landlines and fences, wind as music take us on a fortifying journey that somehow helps us to stand tall to any pummeling life may dish out. We hope you feel the love when you come to see this exhibit. More love really is OK.
About the artist
Franklin Marval was born in San Tome, Venezuela in 1971. He holds a B.S. in Graphic Design from Escuela Superior de Diseño and studied Graphic design at the Centro Artistico Villasmil de León in Caracas, Venezuela. He lives in Boston. He works as an Art Teacher at Boston Day and Evening Academy in Roxbury.
All works are for sale. Please contact the artist: firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the artist, please visit: franklinmarval.com.
About Haley House Bakery Cafe
Haley House Bakery Cafe, located at 12 Dade Street (just off Washington Street, opposite Hamil Gallery) in Roxbury, is a non-profit community café with an inspiring purpose. The café serves affordable, natural, agriculturally sustainable, healthy, delicious meals in an era when fast food predominates. In addition to its non-profit café and catering business, Haley House runs a soup kitchen in the South End, maintains over 100 units of low-income housing, operates an organic farm, and much more.