Butano Canyon, March 27th, 2009
[...] All the social bridges that might already exist or need to be built between people within the community, between man and nature, between rural life and technology, between us and the image of us, and so on, become less insurmountable through art. I saw all these artist friends as the creative force for a large common art project that could express in general the place and time in which we all live. I said as much to the group, and everyone was excited about the idea. Arte Motu was born.We decided to call the project "Where We Are" and the word Arte Motu, or "art-quake", paradoxically indicated that where we are is not a static place, but ever changing; that art can reflect these changes, and in so doing deepen our appreciation and understanding of what we have.