I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Juvenal while working at Wong Farms (located near the town of Mecca, California). Wong Farms is one of the certified organic vendors at the Palm Springs Farmers Markets. Juvenal works on the farm harvesting tomatoes and mangoes. I love how easily translated jumping for joy is in any language. When I invited him to jump in my broken Spanish-French-Portuguese mixture and demonstrating a sample jump, without hesitation, he enthusiastically jumped for joy. He has a gentle, warm energy and I’m happy he was able to share his joy with us, I love his sideways jump!
Gracias por saltando por diversión Juvenal!
Thank you to the Palm Springs Cultural Center inviting me to be your first Artist in residence and bringing the Jump for Joy Photo Project to the Coachella Valley.
If you live in the Coachella Valley and would like more info on the project, or would like to take part, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org