Murals are literally everywhere here in the village. They are beautiful, inspiring, vibrant and most of them contain a good dose of magic. They have references I don’t undertand. Things like Mexican history, skulls and story telling elements of magic and events I’m not privy to. I photographed a lot of them when I was here last August.
Now that I’m living here and have some time I’m taking more pictures of murals again. I was lucky enough to bump into this artist while he was on the job. I decided he should be one of my watercolor subjects. I loved the sign in the background and the graphics of it. I don’t know what his idea for the mural was because it looks like he’s just getting started.
Lots of things come to mind here. I admire that he is working without a scaffold. I have terrible vertigo and don’t like to look down and have not gotten on a ladder in a long time. I can even get it watching a movie with a vertigo scene. So, kudos to him for balancing his paint tray, brushes and rags. He just struck me as elegant and I know he was a hard worker, and he seemed to take a great pride in his work. That is common here and a big reason this is a wonderful place. People here like their work, however small or insignificant it might seem to others. They are happy to put a good day’s labor into something that makes the village smile. corny? I don’t think so. It’s refreshing.