The Best Murals of 2013 (So Far)

12. Alexis Diaz (La Pandilla)

Location: Navajo Nation, US

The detail in this piece is incredible, and yet it still looks equally impressive and interesting from farther away. I love that the figure is against a red background, because it can probably be seen in silhouette even at night. I've seen artists paint super-detailed murals that go a few stories into the sky, and I always wonder why. Nobody is ever going to see that detail. From the ground it just looks like a blur. Pieces like this, where this is detail and technical ability, but the image is not lost from afar, really impress me.

photo by Alexis Diaz

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