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  • Conmocion, East Boston, by Raul Gonzalez
  • Conmocion mural, working with children
  • Conmocion mural installed
  • Conmocion close-up

Conmocion

Artist:

Raul Gonzalez

Location:

Sumner St., between Bremen St. and Orleans St.  

Location

Sumner St., between Bremen St. and Orleans St.
United States
42° 22' 6.3084" N, 71° 2' 19.302" W

Neighborhood:

East Boston

Type:

Mural

Year:

2010

Medium:

Acrylic paint and Latex House Paints

Collection:

Funders:

Description:

A mural by Raúl González that resembles a dust-up from an old animated feature, Conmocion is an homage to many of the symbols and icons that begin to define the visual lexicon of the Latin American culture.  Conmocion tumbles and rolls across its epic 24-foot length, bomboarding the viewer with a heavy-handed visual brawl that stimulates the eye while describing the physical and mental struggle undertaken by many immigrants as they begin to grow accustomed to a new way of life.  Conmocion illustrates the dual identities that many new American citizens live with today and reminds the casual passerby that his or her cities' citizens each have a unique origin.

 

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