Oct. 9, 2018 All day
Gracias a la Vida is the latest addition to the #ElMeroMuro Project at Mexic-Arte Museum. Diego Mireles Duran and José Luis Sanabria painted an alebrije-themed mural for the Museum’s annual Viva la Vida festival.
The mural text reads: Thanks to life, which has given me so much, it has given me a heart that shakes in its frame, When I look at the fruit of human brain, When I look at the good so far from the bad, Gracias a la Vida que me ha dado tanto me dio el corazon que agita su marco. Cuando miro el fruto del cerebro humano, cuando miro al buen tan lejos del malo. These are lyrics from the song ” Gracias a la Vida” by Violeta Parra
About the Artist
Diego Mireles is an Interdisciplinary Artist Based out of Austin TX and Oakland California. Their creative practice is a tool for self-study, healing, personal transformation, liberation and bringing people together.
José Luis Sanabria is one of the founding members of the KUNKLO collective who traveled from San Francisco to finish the mural with his drawings. His work sealed Diego’s mural with images of creatures that were inspired by alebrijes.
The mural was finished with the help of Natalia Rocafuerte and Paulina Dosal.