Murals brought to East Somerville by the Somerville Arts Council's Street Art Project
Calo Rosa Mural created in 2019
"This piece was created for the El Salvadoran and Central American friends in Somerville, its a portrait of my friend Bianca Rosalia surrounded by elements from the tropical flora native to ES.
As many other Central Americans, Bianca represents the resilience and commitment to thrive in a different environment.
It includes flora that is easy to recognize to Central Americans: Flor de izote, the national flower of ES, hojas de guineo that are use to cook and make tamales, and birds of paradise flowers.
This elements bring us back to the days where we where in our hometowns, in the mountains or the coast, playing with our friends surrounded by life full of color. Bianca is wearing Mayan "ruler" earplugs as a reminder to recognize where we came from to know who we are, bigger that any government, bigger than any frontier or division.
wherever we are, the colors and energy of the tropics will always come with us." - Calo
Calo Rosa mural at 52 Broadway (Somerville Communications) completed in 2019
Murals created in 2018 as part of the Somerville Art's Council's Street Art program:
Angurria mural at 112 Broadway (above Ola cafe) completed in 2018
David Zayas mural at 44 Broadway (Taco Loco) completed in 2018