Puerto Rican Iguana

Maria from Tropical Flowering Zone has also sent us this Iguana.

photo © Maria I Firpi Mazur
photo © Maria I Firpi Mazur
“This mural has very good technique. It depicts a Green Iguana, officially declared as an ‘invasive species’ on the island. The unknown artists of this mural painted the Iguana as a huge monster holding a Coqui Frog in its hand. “
photo © Maria I Firpi Mazur
photo © Maria I Firpi Mazur
“Here you can see the detail of the Iguana holding the Coqui Frog. The truth of the matter is that Green Iguanas do not attack Coquis, so at the time this mural was painted, there was a misconception of the Green Iguana and the reptile, which has been stigmatized ever since. The Green Iguana is a beautiful reptile and its diet is strictly vegetarian. I love Green Iguanas and will do anything to rescue and protect them from being harmed.”

 Pics taken by Maria I Firpi Mazur – June, 2015

Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rican Beauty

Maria from Tropical Flowering Zone took these amazing pics of an incredible piece of street art.

photo © Maria I Firpi Mazur
photo © Maria I Firpi Mazur

BLACK WOMEN WITH CARIBBEAN MONARCHS

This mural was painted on an exit to a highway. It depicts two black women surrounded by Caribbean Monarch Butterflies. Puerto Rico is very proud of its African influence and heritage on the island. Several famous black artists have had a major influence in the arts, and this mural pays a homage to black women.

photo © Maria I Firpi Mazur
photo © Maria I Firpi Mazur
“The mural is slowly deteriorating, nevertheless it still has great detail. Caribbean Monarch Butterflies are unique because they don’t migrate and are native to the Caribbean region. They are slightly smaller than the Canadian ones but have the same colors and morphology.”

 Pics taken by Maria I Firpi Mazur – June, 2015

Puerto Rico

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