A large mural of a young woman wearing traditional Bulgarian clothes has been painted by street artist massimo on the side of a building in Sofia. She is holding a loaf of bread – bread plays an important role in Bulgarian traditions, customs and holidays.
She has a flower in her hair, a rose, which is the national flower of Bulgaria. But not all of the symbols that she is adorned with are Bulgarian. On her forehead and around her neck are “third eye” symbols, or chakras.
She stands tall, smiling over the sidewalk, perhaps she’s wiggling her toes.
There are two very large murals in Paris by South American street artist INTI. INTI was born in Valparaíso, Chile and he takes his name from the Quechua word for ‘the Sun’.
The first mural is a tall one on the side of an apartment building on Avenue L’Italie near Rue Du Tage in the 13th arrd. Its title is “Our Utopia is Their Future”.
The second INTI mural is also in the 13th arrd. This time it is a very large horizontal mural on a fence. It’s also difficult to take a picture of the whole thing! It seems to be a doll dressed in a patchwork of colours and patterns filled with symbols. His knees are wooden masks and he has two gold charms attached to his belt.