As part of ‘The Art of Collaboration’ at Wynwood Walls, Miami, South African street artist Faith47 joined Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz to create EROS – DESIRE – DE SIDUS – OF THE STAR.
Faith47 & Alexis Diaz, EROS – DESIRE – DE SIDUS – OF THE STAR. 2014. All images courtesy of Faith47.
Established in 2009 as a ‘museum of the streets,’ Wynwood Walls has become an international phenomenon. Their latest project, ‘The Art of Collaboration’ looks to answer the question- what happens when two artists, each with their own unique style, come together to create something never before imagined but also celebrates the collaboration of art and community. In some cases, the artists have worked together before, in others, they have not even met.
Located on Wynwood’s NW 2nd Avenue, soon to be renamed Tony Goldman Way, Wynwood Walls reinvents itself annually in time for Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami Beach with a programme that surpasses what’s been done before and highlights artists.
About the work, Faith47 says, “The image reflects on the different layers of sensuality. Eros is the greek god of love and desire, the word desire comes from the latin word de sidus which means ‘of the star.’ The intensity of how we look to a partner to complete us somehow. Perhaps sensual desires could be reflective of a deep yearning to return to the source.”