Una Salus Victis Nullam Sperare Salutem

The latest beaut by Faith47 can be found in Johannesburg, South Africa. In her words “the mural [which] span[s] two sides of an old, now-vacant department store, brings movement to the fast-transforming African city center troubled with urban decay,” being sure to include animals that are native to the area. Written between the two walls is a “phrase from book 2 of Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’, a latin poem written in the Augustan period: ‘The one safety for the vanquished is to abandon hope of safety. Surrendering to the knowledge that there is no hope, can bring deep courage.’”

Photo by Derek Smith.