MAC paints new mural in Campeche, MexicoJuxtapoz // Thursday, 09 Dec 2010
Mac, a past Juxtapoz cover and recent interviewer of Kofie One for our October 2010 issue, just finished this mural in Campeche, Mexico for the Seres Queridos project. This particular portrait is of Manuel Lee Chang, known locally as "el Chino"(despite the fact that he's of Korean descent) with his Guacamaya (Macaw).
Mac says of the piece, "Manuel has been selling handmade wooden toys, knick-knacks and tropical birds for decades. I thought this would be an interesting and important image to paint because it shows a blending of cultures. Anybody familiar with me or my work may have realized that this is an important theme for me. The Asian community in Mexico is not really that visible, and I thought it would be interesting to show Manuel with his Guacamaya, as these birds are very representative of that region."
Read more at Mac's blog.