Milagros Collective, Miami, Florida
Neighborhood Murals, South Elm Projects, 2015, latex paint
Neighborhood Murals is a series of site-specific murals along South Elm Street that connect architectures and create a sense of visual cohesion for the neighborhood. Each mural incorporates elements of its unique architectural context along with forms modeled on the cracked plaster shapes on a weathered wall at the intersection of South Elm and Lewis, near the center of the neighborhood. The colors chosen for the murals — brick, rust, cement whites, sky blues, and floral pastels — were inspired by the palette of the neighborhood. Together the colors and shapes of the murals give them a camouflage-like quality that transforms the architectural surfaces and further promotes a sense of connection between the buildings and their urban environment.