New mural by El Mac was just completed in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The work celebrates a local artisan who lives in the building where the mural was painted. In El Mac’s signature style, the artist portrayed a woman who hand makes traditional Cambodian Tapestries. El Mac in his ongoing pursuit of giving people without voices a voice, celebrates with this mural her dedication to her community and preservation of the Cambodian culture. Public Art of this nature is a rarity in the capital city and the wall was made possible by the Igloo Hong Project underwritten by the David Young Choe Foundation.
Checkout the work in progress video:
El Mac painting a quick wall in Cambodia with David Choe + ground support from a bunch of local kids. #IglooHong project #DavidYoungChoeFoundation
The portrait is based on a detail from a Francesco Gessi painting from the 1600s. I painted an earlier interpretation of this in 2008 on a door in Milan with Retna which was destroyed, so now the image has a new incarnation on the southern coast of Cambodia.
Herbert Baglione Mural in Progress