A glimpse of San José Street Art.

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.

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One of the special things about this stretch of street is that green you see.
It’s a passion flower vine.

Just a can of spray paint, but what a sense of humor!

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We are all mushrooms.

There’s also stencil work.

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There are traces of “occupy”.

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Here’s a nifty little picture, painted onto a limbstub.

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And there’s an every-increasing amount of more ambitious work.

That people sometimes pose with.

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That they sometimes just walk on by….

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There’s some startling imagery.

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Nude Mark of the Beast Ginger with Third Eye?

Trying to play cat and mouse with your mind….

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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….

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Boruca mask.

And here is Boruca-mask inspired street art.

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The street painting is brand-new.

It’s history is centuries old.

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