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Farewell, Puerto Rico - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 06.258 W 072° 35.628
18T E 698956 N 4664158
Quick Description: "Farewell, Puerto Rico" is a mural created by a group of young Puerto Rican female artists who call themselves Moriviví. It is located on Taylor Street at the intersection of Main Street in downtown Springfield, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 6/25/2019 4:13:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM10V42
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Moriviví is a collective of young female artists, located in Santurce, PR. They specialize in the creation of murals that focus on the human condition. According to the artists Raysa Raquel, Sharon Gonzalez, Salome Cortes: "It's about the community of Puerto Ricans in Springfield, this represents the view people are seeing as they are leaving the island."

The middle section is inscribed:

"Ellos se van con el exodo aunque no se quieren ir."
"They leave with the exodus although they do not want to go."

On the left side of the mural is a ocean scene with a single female bather wearing a face mask. If you look closely at the lens of the face mask you will see the cover image Moriviví uses on its website: (visit link) On the right side is a group of four young women standing on the beach and looking out over the ocean. Each has a bittersweet expression.
City: Springfield, MA

Location Name: Commercial Building at 1649 Main St, Springfield, MA

Artist: Colectivo Moriviví

Date: June 2019

Media: acrylic paint on brick

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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