Thursday, August 22, 2013

Manny Vega's Mosaic Mural, ESPIRITU in East Harlem

Byzantine hip-hop visual artist, Manny Vega created this mosaic mural called ESPIRITU, a visual prayer in glass and stone for the here and now. Vega's art aims at creating "a place for all people to recognize themselves as members of a global community." He believes that through shared information about our histories, customs, and belief systems, we can reflect, compare and continue to learn from one another. The mosaic is located at the corner of 105th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem. East Harlem is known for its murals and mosaics documenting the aspirations, trials and history of a generation of Latinos and Puerto Ricans acclimating to life in New York City.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

oh WoW - love it, I've been immersed in art today Noel. Having spent time here today
I saw some brilliant wall art too on the way there. Life is good. JanUK