On an apartment building that is 20 storeys high, there is a large mural painted by Adnate. Apparently it is the tallest mural in the southern hemisphere. Recently completed (Sept 2018), the mural consists of four faces of residents of the public housing building.
below: The top of the mural features the face of a young Vietnamese girl
below: First grader Arden
below: The face of Badria Abdo, from Ethiopia, who arrived in Australia in 2006 via a Kenyan refugee camp where she spent seven years.
below: On the bottom is a man recently arrived from West Papua (Indonesia).
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.