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Street Art Symbolizing Mexico’s Strong Family Bonds

Street artist Liqen was invited by the “Collectivo Tomate” to paint a mural in Xanenetla, a neighborhood with lots of rich history in the Mexican city of Puebla. As corn is a staple food in this country, he wanted to express the idea of how strong the family is there, making each grain a person or animal as a symbolic unit of a set.

Liqen says that he's actually had this idea of how to represent Mexico for some time now and adds, “This mural I want to dedicate to all neighbors of Xanenetla and especially my grandmother and my friend Raul (Carcomedhi) who are going through difficult times.”

Liqen on Tumblr
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Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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