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Outdoor Murals in Detroit

These eight murals add beauty to buildings, windows and walls around the city. Take a peek at them – and learn the stories behind each one.

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Dasic Fernandez, a native of Chile, painted these breathtaking murals on opposite sides of the Hacienda Mexican Foods building located at 6022 W. Vernor Highway. Can you hear the strumming of her guitar or feel the sweat on the workers brow? Fernandez says Victoria Violeta, the image of the woman playing the guitar, created in 2010 during the U.S. Social Forum, was "painted with a technique that for me expressed the vibration of the nature of life."

Her hair is composed of the names of Detroiters and the people he came to Detroit with. Fernandez says most of his work doesn't have a message behind it. In this case, he says the "design is more of an excuse to put colors together and give a positive vibration to the environment, sometimes changing the atmosphere of the places."

When it comes to the Mano de Obra Campesina mural, Fernandez wanted to paint something related to the work that goes into creating the food people consume daily, especially in Mexicantown. 

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