Emily Eldridge

American resident in Europe. Multidisciplinary artist who explores her creativity both in murals and in illustration, graphic design or experimental installations, among other disciplines.

Through simple shapes and basic colors, she shows us a universe of naïve characters.

2021 was a year marked by renewed interest in the origins of the Camino de Santiago, with Oviedo being Km 0 of the Camino Primitivo. To pay homage to this fact, we wanted to paint a memorial mural somewhere along the camino in the city.

Together with the Department of Tourism and María Álvarez Fernandez, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Oviedo and specialist in the Camino de Santiago, we organized a virtual meeting with the artist and Raposu Roxu to explain the meaning of Oviedo as the true origin of the Camino and what this represents.

Thus, Emily was able to develop the design based on the conversations held, to then capture her art on a façade located alongside the Camino, at the feet of the pilgrims who pass by.

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