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Artist revives an abandoned church by turning it into art

In his latest project ’11 Mirages to Freedom’, artist Okuda San Miguel brought an abandoned church back to life by turning it into a giant canvas.

Collaborating with the British Council’s Street Art Caravane Initiative in Morocco, the street artist brought his vibrant and eye-catching aesthetic to a structure that’s long been neglected.

Using bold colours and geometric figures, San Miguel wrapped the church in a 360-degree mural, with each of its 11 faces bearing a different design.

The front depicts a bear and a lion flanking its doors, as a rainbow-coloured bird soars overhead. Its sides, meanwhile, incorporated barred windows into the artwork, depicting them as cages instead. Other design elements include Moroccan ornamentation and motifs.

Thanks to this artistic touch, passers-by now can’t help but stop and take a photo of the once-forgotten building.

Previously, we featured Okuda San Miguel’s work in transforming a church in Spain into a skate park.

Via This Is Colossal

Artist revives an abandoned church by turning it into art
Artist revives an abandoned church by turning it into art
Artist revives an abandoned church by turning it into art
Artist revives an abandoned church by turning it into art
Artist revives an abandoned church by turning it into art
Artist revives an abandoned church by turning it into art
Artist revives an abandoned church by turning it into art
Artist revives an abandoned church by turning it into art
Artist revives an abandoned church by turning it into art
Artist revives an abandoned church by turning it into art
Artist revives an abandoned church by turning it into art

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