A Pena da Moura
- Nömada (Miguel Peralta)
Throughout history, Galician women carried on their shoulders a huge weigth, both physical and metaphorical. Buckets of fish, dairy products, bunches of grass, shopping bags, fair goods, and the great weight of life on their backs.Nömada’s mural is a tribute to matriarchy, specifically to Galician women, and it is inspired by the local legend of the Moorish Stone. The female figure on the mural is the representation of this legend, which explains the origin of the Pedra Moura stone dolmen. The story goes that the moorish woman of the legend carried a stone on her head while she was spinning and when she got tired she put it on the ground, and the stone grew. The protagonist of this mural is also spinning, making a tapestry that represents Galician women that formerly carried the basket on the head, transporting the goods of the commercial activities people had in those days. A total of six women can be seen on the wall, each carrying different products, emphasising the different trades of each time and highlighting women’s vital importance in the development of our past and present society.
The artist’s pictorial style, born in Almería and who lives in Santiago de Compostela, is complex and dense, as it is full of symbolisms and visual metaphors that contain profound reflections on contemporary society and the human condition.