Latin American Female Identity

Mariela Ajras
Headline image for Latin American Female Identity

This mural is a donation from the Inter-American Development Bank to commemorate their 60th Anniversary. The image is of an empowered Latin creole/mestizo woman looking towards the future. The woman is duplicated, addressing the idea that she looks from the past and at the same time, constructs her future. Behind her, there is a rising sun created in golden paint which reflects brightly on the wall’s surface. The women’s fabric patterns create an optical illusion and a geometric contemporary feeling. The mural expresses the vibrant spirit of Latin American aesthetics, incorporated with colorful Latin American textile designs.