Editor’s note: This month launches a regular CNews feature by Carrie Wenninger to highlight the murals in the Concordia neighborhood.
Mural location/age: La Sirenita Taqueria, 2817 N.E. Alberta St. / about 1 year
Artist: Pablo Garcia, a Portland mural artist with roots in Mexico and more than 50 pieces of work on view around our city, in collaboration with friend Consuela Del Moral
Representation: The eclipse surrounding Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, is telling us that we are running out of time. At the same time, Quetzalcoatl is giving the energy from the sun to us, to help us grow along with the Tule tree, an enormous and ancient cypress. The earth is strong because of the energy of this nature god.
Business Owner: Luis Moreno, La Sirenita, proprietor
Fun fact: Pablo is also responsible for the mermaid La Sirenita – the business’s namesake – on the front of the building, whose shimmering scales were fashioned from recycled CDs.
See more of Pablo’s work: www.pablosmurals.com