There are hundreds of wall sized open air painted murals all over Valparaiso.
Click to enlarge this photo to see how the artist recycled plastic soda bottles to create living window planters for her imaginary town and writes about the need to creatively recycle plastics .
The talent and creativity of these artists blows me away.
In this hostel, I zoomed in on the art around the doorway in the photos below, so you can see the detail.
What strikes me is how talented these artists are,
and how many of them will remain unrecognized.
It is often luck that makes one famous, and another unknown.
In a fairer world, all these artists would be recognized for the true talent they have.
Valparaiso is full of gifted artists, but it also has so many poor people, and the largest slums in Chile.
The unfair fact this illustrates is that talent and poverty often reside together.
Please note: I am traveling by sea now and have limited access to internet. I will check in when possible but please excuse my inability to be responsive online.
Cheers to you from the talented artists of Valparaiso~