The children and the Ceiba tree.
Oil on canvas, 120 H x 90 W cm / 47.2 H x 35.4 W in
Created by Ofir Hirsh, under the Terrenero identity in 2012.

As an artist, I can legitimately combine two realities into one fantasy.
In the back yard of “Fundacion Marlee-Jo”, stands a big Mango tree. During the Mango season, we couldn’t keep the kids away from the Mango tree. They were climbing on it, playing around it, and eating tons of Mango. In another valley, near a small village called “Hoyo Cacao”, stands one of the biggest and oldest Ceiba trees in the Samana Peninsula. Some say it is 400 years old. While that tree is way too wide and tall to climb on, whenever I looked up on its canopy, I used to imagine the kids playing on it, as if it was their own kingdom.