Mural - According to the handout, the locals call this...

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The mural that I visited was the “History of Puerto Rico” and the “Fiesta Dancers” in the Norris Square neighborhood. They are both dedicated to Puerto Rico which leads me to believe that the neighborhood consists of people of Hispanic descendent. The murals have a lot in common when it comes to colors. The artists used bright and vivid colors. “History of Puerto Rico” was collaboration with by B. Gesshel and A. Pearson while “Fiesta Dancers” was an individual project by Jamuel Lind. Both paintings reflect Hispanic heritage. Majority of the people who live in the Norris Square neighborhood are Hispanic. Both murals serve as a tribute to the culture. There are very distinct images that contribute to the themes. In the “Fiesta Dancers” mural, there is a Spanish guitar and a woman dancing with a man. The scenery is a fiesta indeed and the sky is clear. These images reflect a traditional fiesta. “History of Puerto Rico” is a collage of Puerto Rican heritage. There is a baseball player, parrots, and a banner with a red image in front.
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Unformatted text preview: According to the handout, the locals call this mural roots rather than its official name. The murals add a lot of spice and color to the run-down neighborhood. Blocks from the mural there is a small street that is decorated all year round. It resembles a fiesta with all the lights and flags that hang from the street. This is an example of how the murals have influenced the lives of the people. They are replicating what they see and believe that the murals are significant landmarks in their neighborhood. The people in the murals are replicated favorably giving the community a sense of hope. Jacobs would be outraged at the neighborhood itself. Norris Square is an example of a slum. There are old abandoned buildings on every corner and a lot of the businesses are inefficient as well. There is not a lot of community interaction because there are no places for the people to walk besides the corner stores. There is a warehouse placed in the middle of the community using up a lot space....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course IH 0852 taught by Professor Benin during the Fall '09 term at Temple.

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