Diabetes Community and Tech: Asante Solutions mural

Asante Mural by Andreina Davila and Ytaelena Lopez (/ee.l.o.s/), March 2015

Asante Mural by Andreina Davila and Ytaelena Lopez (/ee.l.o.s/), March 2015

A collaborative mural by Andreina Davila and Ytaelena Lopez created for Asante Solutions (Insulin Pump makers)

Earlier this month my friend and business partner Ytaelena Lopez and I signed and sealed our first mural completed working together!

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Abstractions of insulin crystals interconnect the tree and the symbol for diabetes (blue circle)

Because of my connection with the Diabetes Community (my husband has type 1 diabetes, and we co-founded the Diabetes Hands Foundation, where I worked for many years as Creative Director and served as a board member), this piece reflects things that have been part of my family’s daily life in the past few years. One of these things is the importance of community when living with a chronic condition, and the advantages that innovation and technology bring to all touched by diabetes.

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Detail of abstractions of insulin crystals.

The mural tells the story of the diabetes community growing together, and connecting in the pursuit of better lives. Using semiology, the tree represents a diverse growing community of people living with diabetes, industry, and caregivers. The blue circle (universal symbol for diabetes) represents the sentiment of global unity behind a common goal. Taking location into account, abstractions of insulin crystals interconnect the tree and the blue circle, representing the hope that technology brings to people living with diabetes.

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Tree Detail

It is awesome when companies want to keep in mind the people (the community) they want to serve through art and creative expression within their open spaces. We are grateful to Asante for entrusting us with this project, and for giving us the freedom to come up with a concept that could bring the the voice of the diabetes community into their new building.

View from the top. Asante, March 2015

View from the top. Asante, March 2015

Cheers!

Andreina and Yta