As children the world seems magical and full of wonder, mostly because of fairy tales parents and teachers told us. These stories have inspired 19 local artists to transform a regular picnic table into an incarnation of their favorite Aesop fable.
The Tables are part of a contest in the city of West Palm Beach, where each artist’s work represents a charity chosen by the City. The funds will benefit nonprofit organizations like Susan G Komen South Florida, Habitat for Humanity, Urban Youth Impact, and many more.
The 25 tables feature depictions of “The Jay and the Peacock,” “Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Lion and the Mouse,” and more. For Boca Raton resident artist, Agata Ren the tale that inspired her was The Lion, the Bear and the Fox.
“I chose the story that most spoke to me…The moral of the story is that if you share everyone gets a piece,” said Ren.
The artist graduated from the University of Applied Sciences, Dusseldorf, Germany and is renowned nationally and internationally. Yet, Ren has used her fame as an instrument in her quest to make the world a better place.
“I’d like to believe that the world is a better place, so I try the best I can…there are a lot of things that people are not aware of, like the pollution of the ocean, the extinction of many species. Basically, humans are the cause of that,” said, Ren.
The award-winning artist is very passionate about caring for animals and the environment. This moved her to participate in community-oriented events like the Aesop Tables. Ren is well known for her murals commissioned in both Broward and Palm Beach counties.
The Aesop Tables are part of the summer long festival called Summer In Paradise featuring 90 charity oriented events. See a table you like? Vote for your favorite and if you have the opportunity to buy it, come to the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach from 6-10 p.m. Aug. 31st.
Visit the link: https://www.judgify.me/public-voting/aesopstables