Solidarity mural. Painted in a poor neighborhood in Triolet, north of Mauritius, with the kids of that place. Done in... Read More
Solidarity mural. Painted in a poor neighborhood in Triolet, north of Mauritius, with the kids of that place. Done in collaboration with Projet de Societe Foundation. The idea was to make the place more lively and to try to change the misconception that some people have of poor neigborhood.
As an avid user and advocator of my native Mauritian Creole language, I used and illustrated 3 words that had meaning for everyone living in that neighborhood. "Lespwar" meaning "Hope", "Linite" meaning "Unity" and "Lamitie" meaning "Friendship". The geometric background is my signature move and can be found in most of my works and it makes it easier for others to paint when it is a collaborative project where the public is invited to come paint along. I had a large number of kids who helped me paint for this project and it was a very interesting and fun interaction. Kids have so much more to share than most adults.
The change has been real ever since and has also helped me grow as a better artist and better human being. Through this project, street art has become an integral part of my everyday life and I have been trying my very best to add more colors to people's life since then.