Artist team  – Esposito & McDiarmid – envision for the Visalia Celebration a raised stage on wheels. Luxurious velvet curtains will frame a tiered mountain of gold leafed produce—tentatively consisting of a combination of oranges, lemons and garlic (additional local produce conducive to gold leafing will also be considered. The exterior facing curtain will present a pattern of small monochromatic, painted portraits featuring Visalia locals who work in all aspects of the community’s produce economy (i.e. field laborers, farmers, company owner’s, equipment providers, fertilizer salespeople etc.). The piece will have a fairly lavish effect, appearing in its’ festive surroundings as a richly colored oasis of contributing individuals and the fruits of their labor.

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