Alexis Diaz / Faith47 [ PUERTO RICO | SOUTH AFRICA ]all artists
Familiar with each other’s...
work but having never worked together, Faith47 from South Africa and Alexis Diaz from Puerto Rico created a mural that harmoniously combines Faith47’s ethereal style with Diaz’s detailed brush work.
Their mural for Wynwood Walls’ 2014 program, the Art of Collaboration, is named EROS – DESIRE – DE SIDUS – OF THE STAR, Eros for the Greek god of love and desire, with the word desire coming from the Latin word ‘de sidus’ which means ‘of the star’. According to Diaz “the mural reflects on the different layers of sensuality and the intensity of how we look to a partner to complete us”. He further suggests that perhaps sensual desires could be reflective of a deep yearning to return to the source.
In addition to their mural together, both Faith47 and Alexis Diaz have murals in the Wynwood Doors.