A group of Mexican artists known as The Germ Collective have taken up brushes and rollers in an order to transform a small village into a massive mural...

Mexican Artists Transform Neighbourhood Into One Giant, Mind-Blowing Mural

Mexican Artists Transform Neighbourhood Into One Giant, Mind-Blowing Mural

“We have painted 209 houses. Every colour represents the soul of the neighbourhood. It has been a community effort as each household has participated in some way,” ~ ‘MYBE’, head of the artist group ‘Germ Collective’

Nobody ever said Mexicans don’t know how to party. While they are one of the poorest countries in the world, they are also one of the happiest. This interesting juxtaposition has been most recently demonstrated by a mind-blowing art project in which the hillside town of Las Palmitas has been transformed into one giant mural.

A total of 209 houses were painted in beautiful pastel colours to create a massive, abstract sea-breeze mural. The government funded project, put in the hands of a group of artists known as the Germ Collective, is an attempt to instil a sense of liveliness and raise the spirits of the local residents, many of whom were enlisted to help. Over 20,000 litres of paint were used in the transformation.

Take a look at the pictures below and see if you can divine the larger piece at play. The last picture, though a low resolution, has been tweaked to clearly reveal it.

 

"Mexican Artists Transform Neighbourhood Into One Giant, Mind-Blowing Mural" | wisdompills.com

 

"Mexican Artists Transform Neighbourhood Into One Giant, Mind-Blowing Mural" | wisdompills.com | Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP
Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP
Irving Trejo, a member of The Germ Collective, hard at work. | "Mexican Artists Transform Neighbourhood Into One Giant, Mind-Blowing Mural" | wisdompills.com | Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP
Irving Trejo, a member of The Germ Collective, hard at work. Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP

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Enrique Gomez, leader of the Germ Collective, who goes by the name of MYBE. | "Mexican Artists Transform Neighbourhood Into One Giant, Mind-Blowing Mural" | wisdompills.com | Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP
Enrique Gomez, who goes by the name of MYBE. Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP
"Mexican Artists Transform Neighbourhood Into One Giant, Mind-Blowing Mural" | wisdompills.com | Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP
Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP

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“We have painted 209 houses. Every colour represents the soul of the neighbourhood. It has been a community effort as each household has participated in some way,” ~ ‘MYBE’, head of the artist group ‘Germ Collective’

Nobody ever said Mexicans don’t know how to party. While they are one of the poorest countries in the world, they are also one of the happiest. This interesting juxtaposition has been most recently demonstrated by a mind-blowing art project in which the hillside town of Las Palmitas has been transformed into one giant mural.

A total of 209 houses were painted in beautiful pastel colours to create a massive, abstract sea-breeze mural. The government funded project, put in the hands of a group of artists known as the Germ Collective, is an attempt to instil a sense of liveliness and raise the spirits of the local residents, many of whom were enlisted to help. Over 20,000 litres of paint were used in the transformation.

Take a look at the pictures below and see if you can divine the larger piece at play. The last picture, though a low resolution, has been tweaked to clearly reveal it.

 

"Mexican Artists Transform Neighbourhood Into One Giant, Mind-Blowing Mural" | wisdompills.com

 

"Mexican Artists Transform Neighbourhood Into One Giant, Mind-Blowing Mural" | wisdompills.com | Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP
Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP
Irving Trejo, a member of The Germ Collective, hard at work. | "Mexican Artists Transform Neighbourhood Into One Giant, Mind-Blowing Mural" | wisdompills.com | Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP
Irving Trejo, a member of The Germ Collective, hard at work. Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP

"Mexican Artists Transform Neighbourhood Into One Giant, Mind-Blowing Mural" | wisdompills.com

Enrique Gomez, leader of the Germ Collective, who goes by the name of MYBE. | "Mexican Artists Transform Neighbourhood Into One Giant, Mind-Blowing Mural" | wisdompills.com | Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP
Enrique Gomez, who goes by the name of MYBE. Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP
"Mexican Artists Transform Neighbourhood Into One Giant, Mind-Blowing Mural" | wisdompills.com | Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP
Photograph: Sofia Jaramillo/AP

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