Denver visual artist Jaime Molina was chosen to paint a mural for the Long Beach Walls (FKA POW! WOW! Long Beach) 2016 street art festival. Know for his whimsical Folk Art style, Molina illustrates one of his signature characters playing a guitar in a southwestern setting with cacti in the background.
Molina is interested in the fact that every person on the street has a story to tell. Just like people, his character comes to life as he is depicted singing a song about his life.The cactus with a heart represents the people he is connected to and loves. Sometimes he may have an audience and other times not. Regardless, he is sharing his song with the world and it is the viewers chance to stop and listen. Through the artist’s words, “Stories, good or bad can become people’s shadows, they follow everywhere you go and you carry them in your heart. Though the hustle and bustle of the world we live in it’s important to stop and listen to these stories.”
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