Street Artist Said Dokins has decorated London walls with elegant and expertly done calligraphy. As part of @globalstreetart‘s #WallProject, Dokins commemorates the anniversary of the abduction and disappearance of 43 Mexican students. This occurred in Guerrero at Ayotzinapa’s Teacher College.
Dokins wants to connect the UK and Mexico to promote understanding between the two. These are his last walls as part of his 2015 “Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom” and “Year of the United Kingdom in Mexico” projects. Dokins’ walls are in Hackney Wick, Camden and Brickline.
The concrete poetry features the works of Mexican social fighter Rosario Ibarra: “You will rise from any place, anywhere, to greet and hug me, and recover in that embrace, all the suns that they have stolen from me,” and “They took them alive! We want them alive!”
In a collaboration with Edouard Egea from the Monkey Bird crew, Dokins created a wall of calligraphy and stencil in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This wall is about animals in modern architecture. It says “Man becomes animal, but not without the animal becoming spirit at the same time.”
All artwork by Said Dokins: http://saidokins.blogspot.co.uk/
and Monkey Bird: https://www.facebook.com/MonkeyBirdCrew/
All photos courtesy Leo Luna.