MAY FLOWERS, Juan De La Mora 2016


MAY FLOWERS, Juan De La Mora, Jr. 2016

The month of May in Chicago signals transformation. Our cold and severe winter gives way to the hopefulness of a colorful, lush spring. MAY FLOWERS, a mural created by Chicago native Juan De La Mora, Jr., takes inspiration from the fifth month and its designated flower – the lily.

De La Mora, Jr. meticulously painted each brick on the alley-facing façade of Silent Funny over a six-week time period. The resulting artwork, a vibrant 20’ x 60’ mural, references the tradition of Mexican needlepointing, and serves as a celebratory gesture of the culture and diversity found throughout the West Humboldt Park community. Photographs by Juan De La Mora and Matt Baron.