Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cantagallo- La Selva de Lima

Arriving in Cantagallo, a settlement atop a hill across the river from Barrios Altos. It's home to many Shipibo families from the Amazonian rainforest.

At the Municipal Building next door to Cantagallo. The plan was to paint the façade of their dividing wall, but at the last minute permission wasn't granted, so the artists decided to paint directly on walls.

Note the typical selva (rainforest) design.

WA painting directly on someone's house (with their enthusiastic consent, of course).

The kids join in too!

WA paints.

Jungle themes.

Jade paints with the kids.

Balloon shadows.

These two are just precious.

Murals that have been there depict scenes from the Amazon.

Lima's city center can be seen beyond the Rímac River (which, at this time of the year, is mostly empty and polluted).

One girl shows me her urban art.


Similarly shaped cheeks.

Welcome to Lima's Rainforest- Shipiba Community of Cantagallo-Rimac.

This one was taken by Andrew, a friend of mine from Fordham who came to visit Peru and was interested in getting to know the underground art scene.

Andrew in my (very pink!) office.

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