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Streets: Okuda // Las Fallas Festival (Valencia, Spain)

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Taking place in the middle of March every year in Valencia is the Las Fallas Festival (or Festival of Fire) which has evolved from the feast day for St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters into a five day extravaganza. The highlight of the event is the creation and destruction of a fallas (or ninots), one of which this year was designed by Spanish artist Okuda. The 25m high sculptural piece entitled Universal Equilibrium features his signature vibrant color palette as well as his recognizable prismatic patterns. As per tradition, the climax of the festival will be tonight when Okuda's creation as well a many others will go up in flames! Those in town should also check out his retrospective at the Centre del Carme. Photos via the artist, @JCF_Valencia, @recomunicacionand, @PlasticMurs. Discuss Okuda here.

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