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Take Me There Maybe Later
  • Title

    La Alma

  • Artist

    Emanuel Martinez

  • Location

    La Alma Recreation Center

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Year

    1978

  • Artwork Type

    Mural Paintings

  • Material

    paint

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“The symbolism in this mural reflects the soul of the Westside community. The sun radiates behind the silhouetted city, while an eagle embraces two female faces, one representing the moon and the other, earth. A contemporary figure portrays the strength of our youth, on his shirt, the Mestizo symbolizes the mixture of Spanish, Indian and Mexican descent. The ancient indigenous figure holds two vessels bearing a constantly burning flame conveying the vitality of cultural energy. Clutched in the claws of the eagle, a human fetus and skull, symbolizing both life and death. Perched on the braid of the female figures, an outstretched butterfly represents rebirth. Emerging below, an ear of maize signifies fertility and prosperity.”
– Emanuel Martinez