Jade mural for Señor de los MilagrosStreet Art // Friday, 19 Oct 2012
Since the 18th century in South America, an annual religious procession is held on October 28 in honor of The Lord of the Miracles. A slave originally painted a black Christ on the walls of a hut at the Pachacamilla plantation, near Lima. Despite several attempts to obliterate the painting and even a massive quake in 1746 that brought everything down around it, the piece still stayed intact. It has become a symbol of worship in the region and is carried through the procession where participants can be seen wearing all purple. Jade’s newest mural was painted to coincide with the festival, where a cropped head can be seen with an intense gaze.