Enrique Chiu, an artist from Tijuana, is on an bold mission; to color the longest mural within the world alongside the border wall that separates Mexico from the United States of America.
Aiming to unfold messages of positivity, world peace and bridge constructing, the challenge has seen Enrique enlisting the assistance of over 2600 creative volunteers from everywhere in the world, who be part of him at weekends to color. Sometimes Enrique creates outlines for individuals to fill in with colors that they select. “So far we have painted two kilometres in Tijuana, half a kilometre in the city of Tecate and half a kilometre in Mexicali. I want to make a change in the world like many people, and I think I’m achieving it. Through art and the will of people, a social and cultural movement is being made that can fill people with positive feelings and send messages in this huge canvas we have. Every weekend people, friends, and artists keep arriving to achieve this union,” Enrique advised Lonely Planet Travel News.
The challenge, known as the Mural of Brotherhood, formally launched in December 2016. The murals have been designed to be vibrant and attention-grabbing, particularly to individuals crossing the border by foot, and the challenge additionally features a 15-metre excessive sculpture that’s at the moment being labored on. The purpose is to create a chunk that covers over 18,000 sq. metres, which might see the challenge claiming the Guinness World Record for the longest mural within the world.
Enrique mentioned that the subsequent few months will see him dedicating his weekends to portray the façades in different border cities corresponding to Ciudad Juarez, Naco City and Reynosa. Anyone that’s concerned about contributing to the challenge is welcome to take action, with Enrique’s solely rule being that every one photos, tags and inscriptions have to be optimistic and pleased. “We all know that walls can divide, but on this occasion, it is uniting. The best thing is that people have faith and trust in me!” Enrique mentioned.
More data the challenge is on the market at Enrique’s official web site.