Murals on your travels...

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    THOSE YEARNING EYES !! - Hamtramck, Michigan ; Once the home of Polish Catholics and an auto plant that employed 45,000 workers. It has dramatically changed. Now a much smaller community, more than half of which are Muslim. It is also the only American town with a Muslim-majority city council.

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    You have found some of America's if not the world's best murals this year. Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks Embo6 ! Glad you are enjoying them. It is a blast hunting them down, and especially exciting when you nail an exceptionally impressive and inspiring mural. I think the one above is in my top 3 favorites. So vivid.

    The other day I was in Ann Arbor photographing a few murals and happened across a retired gentleman doing the same. We had a brief, but interesting discussion, as he travels the World seeking out murals, among other things to photograph. He expressed to me that Argentina may have the most profound murals. He said that they were under an oppressive dictator for so long with no freedoms that street art was the only way for them to express themselves. Therefore, they spilled their souls into their art.

    Detroit must be near the top of the exceptional and edgy mural list too. Much of it is pretty much third world like ..... minus the goats.
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    His hard and haunting eyes are so realistic, you can see reflections in them !!

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    Before posting the whole mural, which had to be taken from a distance in order to get the whole scene in the frame, I wanted to show a close up of each of the three sections, highlighting more of the vivid detail. It is such an amazing mural. This mural is located @ Sheeba restaurant @ 8752 Jos Campau in Hamtramck. It is surprising how many of these murals have various shades of piercing Blue that coordinate well with the Road King.

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    The haunting power of Chilean muralist Dasic Fernandez's 80-foot-wide painting comes not only from its Yemeni cultural references, but the deep expression the artist brings to each of the three figures in the triptych-like composition. From left to right there's a yellow-turbaned farmer, a girl with her head covered save for her yearning eyes and a woman in a hijab who peers across the street and into the future. It all reads as a metaphor for drawing strength from cultural roots, the promise of immigration and a better, freer future in America.

    The above description was written by Mark Stryker in a Detroit Free Press article.


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    An imaginative and enigmatic mural painted by Mexico City based artist Jesus Benitez, evoking some kind of cultural narrative. This is another piece done in the heavy Latino populated area of Southwest Detroit on Livernois Avenue on the back of Garage Cultural.

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