One of the best things about the Artesano Project is the freedom and opportunity that artists are given throughout the town by both the Artesano organizers and locals. While most mural "festivals" confine artists to their individual walls nearly everything being painted here in Nagua, D.R. is spur of the moment and fun. Miami based artist Abstrk has been taking full advantage of this, literally painting the town red with the above collaboration with Sean 9 Lugo just an example of the walls he has blessed. For this piece Abstrk did a simple moon with space orbiting around the immigrant crossing wheatepaste by Sean 9 Lugo. Coincidentally [because this is how beautiful things that are meant to be happen] straight ahead across the waves is Puerto Rico where many Dominicans chance their lives on home made rafts for better economical opportunities, and Nagua happens to be one of the main departing points for this venture taken by many.
Photo by Savage Habbit.