One of the pleasures of recurring visits to San Jose is the ever-changing display of street art.
There’s lots of the “usual” tagging, and graffiti.
Just a can of spray paint, but what a sense of humor!
There’s also stencil work.
There are traces of “occupy”.
Here’s a nifty little picture, painted onto a limbstub.
And there’s an every-increasing amount of more ambitious work.
That people sometimes pose with.
That they sometimes just walk on by….
There’s some startling imagery.
Trying to play cat and mouse with your mind….
A group of original inhabitants in the southern zone of Costa Rica have an annual festival/observation/dance, to celebrate their survival despite the Spanish invasion of centuries ago. During these events they wear carved balsa wood masks. The modern versions of these masks look like these….
And here is Boruca-mask inspired street art.
The street painting is brand-new.
It’s history is centuries old.