Aguas De Oro Mural (Golden Waters Mural)
Corner of 47th street and 5th ave in Sunset Park Brooklyn NY
Created for the 1st Annual Puerto Rican Parade in Sunset Park Brooklyn
Gold is the color of success, achievement and triumph, abundance and prosperity, luxury and quality, prestige and sophistication, value and elegance. Yellow means joy, happiness, energy, has the power to stimulate mental activity. These two color choices for this one little rain drop means HOPE for a lot of our people, especially in neighborhoods like Sunset Park. It's difficult to believe sometimes that when the dark clouds come trying to rain on our "parade"... Collectively we bottle up enough golden yellow rain drops through those clouds to overcome it together.
The mask represents our Puerto Rican people, the rooster represents our pride and strength, a guardian, a celebration of life and embracing the sun. The flood water means new beginnings and old grief and emotional confusion become further washed away.