Surrealist Mural in San Juan, P.R.

Humongous thank you’s to Maria from Tropical Flowering Zone for submitting this fab mural.

SurM #1
Photo © Maria Firpi
“Having multiple meanings, it could be about the past lives of  Spanish and African American Heritage influences on the island. If you notice the mural is signed by two figures from the past who according to the mural have died.
SurM #2
Photo © Maria Firpi
 “The mural is open to multiple interpretations but seems to emphasize on the colonial influences of the past. There is a white man sinking in the water, but there is also an African American man who is heading towards the water also. The  wooden branches tied together seem to represent part of the Spanish colonial vessels who traveled west to colonize the islands of the Caribbean and brought both the Spanish and African culture, symbolized by the multiple shells which can also suggest the presence of the Caribbean Taino Indians already inhabiting the island
SurM #4
Photo © Maria Firpi
 
“The white man is portrayed as sinking in the water, yet the African American sinks also”
SurM #5
Photo © Maria Firpi
“Hands also seem to represent the acceptance of fate, although, as said earlier, this is open to interpretation”.
SurM #6
Photo © Maria Firpi
“Flowers can symbolize the aspect of transition and transmission of culture, since they carry seeds which could germinate in distant places, and spread cultural influences, if that were to be the interpretation”.
SurM #7
Photo © Maria Firpi
“This has been one of the most surreal murals I have ever seen seen. However, its symbolism seems to highly relevant to the Puerto Rican people and its cultural heritage.”
SurM #9
Photo © Maria Firpi
 
“Shells and flowers may have multiple meanings”.
SurM #3
Photo © Maria Firpi

Pics taken by Maria I Firpi Mazur – 2016

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Not only did Maria send us these amazing photos, but she penned the words! I am very grateful.

THANK YOU MARIA!

Aged Beauty

Maria from Tropical Flowering Zone has sent in this unique piece.

Photo © Maria Fripi
Photo © Maria Firpi
These faces are incredible, wonderful.
Photo © Maria Firpi
Photo © Maria Firpi

What does the graf writing in the center say? As always, the artist(s) is welcome to set me straight.

Photo © Maria Firpi
Photo © Maria Firpi

 I thought I saw “Line Up”, but hey I’m only so-s0 at reading writing. I’ve gotten used to many local artist’s signatures & can read those.

Photo © Maria Firpi
Photo © Maria Firpi

I searched Mr. Dad One Line Up & Mr. Dad Line Up One, but no luck.

Photo © Maria Firpi
Photo © Maria Firpi

 Pics taken by Maria I Firpi Mazur – October, 2015

Puerto Rico

⭐ THANK YOU MARIA! ⭐

Artist(s) – year – and title/or?

Photo © Maria Firpi
Photo © Maria Firpi

Wild Flower

Wild Flower post: dedicated to Maria from The Tropical Flowering Zone

Artist: Unsigned
Artist: Unsigned

Wild Flower is a gorgeous graf flower. a rose I think, with a street art bee headed to it!

Artist: Unsigned
Artist: Unsigned

Well, if you want to see the best flowers, anywhere, check out Maria’s blog

Artist: Unsigned
Artist: Unsigned

Also, I am immensely honored that Maria…

Artist: Unsigned
Artist: Unsigned

..has created 2 widgets for her blog that link to GLaM.

Photo © Resa McConaghy
Photo © Resa McConaghy

I feel like  a blog Rockstar!

Photo © Resa McConaghy
Photo © Resa McConaghy

Thank you, Maria!

Artist: Unknown
Artist: Unknown

 

Pics taken by Resa, June 21 , 2015

Toronto, Canada

Artist: Unsigned
Artist: Unsigned
1DU #7
I counted 43 names here!