Saturday, July 25, 2015

"Vascular Endemism", a new mural by Pastel in Azores, Portugal

Our friend Pastel was recently invited to paint on the Azores island in Portugal for the excellent Walk & Talk Street Art Festival.
The Argentinean muralist brought to life some of his signature plant-based imagery for the locals to enjoy.
Vascular plants are also known as higher plants or tracheophytes. Their defining characteristic is the differentiation of transport tissue throughout their structure. Since the colonization of these volcanic islands, non-native flora has been imported, which, due to the distinctive Micronesian climate, has become endemic and unique to the region itself. This same hybridization occurs within societies that seek to integrate themselves into a foreign country, over time creating their own particular identity.
Continue reading for more detailed images and check back with us soon for more mural updates from Pastel.

1 comment:

  1. sorry to have missed this as I was there in January. Hope to see it soon.