3D Street Artist Juandres Vera
Juandres Vera about his mural: When I read about the history of Boulogne-sur-Mer, different aspects resonated in my inspiration to try different composition paths: its importance for fishing, strategic situation for some wars, and even having been the birthplace of Esperanto.
However, one aspect influenced more than all the others, and that was the figure of the Argentine liberator José de San Martín.
Due to a series of historical disagreements, San Martín spent his last days in this city of Boulogne-sur-Mer where he died at the age of 72.
Beyond the historical role that José de San Martín played for Argentina, I was especially struck by how much he cared about the education of his daughter, so much so that he wrote the “Maxims for Merceditas.”
Years after his death, a monument was erected in his memory in this same city, an equestrian statue, which remained standing despite the multiple bombings that destroyed everything around it in both world wars and for which the legend of the miracle of the statue of José de San Martín was created.
From all the above came the idea for this wall: a female figure representing freedom, then I decided it would be a girl in association with the liberator’s daughter, and a paper boat made with an Argentine bill with the figure of the same procer which in turn represents the close connection of Boulogne-sur-Mer with the sea.
Finally, a cute Puffin was incorporated for which I still do not have a name, but many walkers asked me to give it one, can you help with suggestions in your comments?