// MURAL FOR JARDIM SUSPENSO //

This project was for the community garden called "jardim suspenso", build for the Manobras Festival in Porto, Portugal, which is funding different creative projects in the city. As we were asking the neighborhood, what mural could be on the wall, their response was, however, that there is a dog missing in this garden. That’s partly why I choose to draw “Billy” the Sao Bento dog. You could find him always in front of the metro station; “Sao Bento”, in the center of the city, in the neighborhood of that community garden. I thought he would be the perfect symbolic figure for that neighborhood.

The background of the mural shows the beautiful but at the same time ugly part of the city. The streets are quite dirty and full of seagulls who are spreading the garbage all over the city and this, only one street behind the main touristic area of Porto. You can also find a motives which show how religious portuguese are and how violent this are is. Its still one of the poorest places in the city, right in the center.

Besides this mural I created a web presentation for this and an other garden, in Rua Vitor. Both are organized by the Italian architect Chiara Sonzogni.