Just as humans need food, air, and water to keep the biological body going through life, so the human heart and spirit needs the replenishment of beauty in order to remain fixed in light and in a joyful desire to experience existence. Often times city dwellers can face the most challenges in getting their daily nutritional value of clean fresh natural beauty as certain areas are particularly polluted, dark, dirty, and disconnected from the earth.
A revolutionary Mexican graffiti crew called “the German Crew” recently painted stunning multicolored murals covering over 200 houses in the district of Palmitas in Pachuca in Mexico as a gift given to beautify the community.
Though graffiti crews are often considered rebels and do indeed have the face the nasty side of law, frequently facing police interference and arrest, the German Crew was actually invited by the government to come share their art in such a wide scale and inspiring way.
On their Facebook page the German Crew expresses their intentions, (statement has been translated from Spanish):
“We are a youth organization with over 13 years of experience in alternative forms of communication such as Graffiti , murals, Social Studies Research and Documentation. Work re-functionalizing public spaces, promoting a new form of murals that will contribute to the regeneration of our social fabric worn by construction and reinterpretation of the identity of the current citizen, strengthening our history and cultural practices.
Mexico again we want to position worldwide as a producer of mural art that have historically been for the benefit of our society and strengthening Pais. Under these concepts base and dynamic content that we developed in our projects, which consist of a set of actions that generate a sense of belonging, detonate coexistence and lead to the creation of cultural heritage and tourist attraction by dynamic ranging from graffiti, mural painting and documentary, to recovery and writing of current history, through strategies participation and integration of young people and the wider community with workshops and talks.”
Here are some pictures of the wonderful transformation brought about by these inspiring artists: