Royal Limoges porcelain, 70 X 7 The Meal, act XXXIV: PLATE DESIGN 1
Royal Limoges porcelain, enamel and platinum. Two editions of 600, dated and signed by Lucy + Jorge Orta.
To mark its 30th anniversary Mural Arts Philadelphia invited Lucy + Jorge Orta to create the seminal project What We Sow, which expands on the social and civic foundation of the mural tradition by addressing the relationship among local communities, regional ecologies, global economies, and the politics of food production.
On October 5, 2013, Orta staged 70 x 7 The Meal, act XXXIV, gathering 904 people around a meal for dinner and conversation surrounding the issue of heirloom foods and their role in creating access to a healthier food system. The tables, set with a newly commissioned edition of Royal Limoges porcelain plates and a table runner adorned with original drawings by the artists, filled the expanse of Thomas Paine Plaza in the heart of Philadelphia and overlooking Philadelphia City Hall.