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Moroccan Chapel Transformed into a Vibrant, All-Encompassing Mural by Okuda

Street artist Okuda is known for installing his vibrant art in unusual settings. Recently, the Spanish painter adorned the side of a freight truck, transforming the massive vehicle into a mobile gallery. Before that, he illustrated a series of colorful murals on the inside of a 100-year-old church. He's now completed a similar endeavor in Morocco and painted the exterior of a chapel for the event Street Art Caravane.

To create his expansive work, Okuda traveled to the town of Youssoufia. There, he spent a few days painting this piece titled 11 Mirages to the Freedom. Similar to his other works, the giant mural features electric hues that infuse a sense of energy and playfulness onto the structure. Portraits of people and animals–formed with multi-faceted and multi-colored geometric shapes–are visible from nearly every angle. Together, these elements transform the church into the most eye-catching thing around.

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via [StreetArtNews]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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