It used to be frowned on. Wall art or graffiti or murals, whichever name you wish to define it with.
But, the latest murals at the school near my house are beautifully executed by a man with spray cans!
It is hard to believe, but I have been mesmerized by his talent and his finished art - the wall murals of Escuela Montes de Oca.
He painted the first section in February of this year. Then he waited until the school raised more funds for him to finish the second section. Here it is. As you look at the photos, remind yourself that
this work was done with spray cans of paint!
For a couple of days his little girl came with him and sat on the sidewalk with her chalk and paper drawing quietly. I always am impressed how Mexican people bring their children with them to work and the children are so well behaved. Truly amazing.
Nadie is waiting for the school to get the funds for him to redo the mural in the school on a big wall that in my many years here has been painted and redone twice, but never by anyone as talented as
Nadie puts so much symbolism into his work and his attention to detail is awesome. If you click on the photos, hopefully they will enlarge and you can see the detail.
Drive down Cuitlahuac in Col. Azteca some time to see this work in person. Now if you look at Google Maps, they will have incorrectly named the street Cuahtemoc, but it is in fact, Cuitlahuac.
Also on some old street maps of San Miguel the street is identified as San Marcos because the people in the white house at the corner named their house that at least 30 years ago, before there was much development up here. Anyway, on one side of the street it says San Marcos, on the other Cuitlahuac at the corner! It is typical of Mexico.............and makes me laugh often.