Street Art tells a story about Ushuaia ....... it is up to each person to interpret
There are always many facets to every city and town in the world and one learns about these places through many different forms. It is the fun part of being a tourist.
Even though going on organised tours, having kind good friends on hand to give personal rundowns and reading Google are very informative, there is another way, an indirect way that is through the street art. One does not need to hear the words, it is totally through personal interpretation of the huge and beautiful pictures painted on the walls.
It is conveniently presented on walls or fence as one walks around the streets of a new town or city in a foreign country.
And this is what happened to me in Ushuaia. I could not walk past the murals on the walls without looking for awhile and then taking away the murals away through photos. I love street art, it is a media form that effectively communicates the history, cultural influences and the animals without the need for words. The difficulty of deciphering oral language is taken away.
There is definitely a native influence here with the emphasis on the importance of the seals and penguins in their lives at this time in Argentina. Beautiful!
Then I came across the painting which indicated to me of the history of the original natives with the strong and powerful birds like the Albatros. It tells me how connected they were together, man and nature living and working harmoniously together.
Finally, I found this striking wall art that seemed to depict spirituality. It showed a native man and orbs of light. This man has no clothes as was the custom of the original landowners. I read that they always had fires burning for warmth. Amazing in itself considering the very cold temperatures in the part of the world.
Like all art, it is perceived by each person in a unique and personal way. What one takes away may be either the same of different to another person's perspective. And to me that is perfectly acceptable, it depends on one's journey of understanding. We can learn a lot from the indigenous people who successfully lived here with the animals and nature.
Cheers and Blessings
Walking in a flurry of snow this morning was a unique experience for a girl from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. I loved every moment.