Last year, whimsical artist Okuda San Miguel transformed a 100-year-old Spanish church into a kaleidoscopically painted skate park. His follow-up to that edgy project is another church, this time in Youssoufia, Morocco.
The artist’s trademark saturated colours and geometric shapes are once again on full and spectacular display. The fresco, dubbed “11 Mirages to the Freedom,” wraps around the full exterior of the building. Eleven faces are vibrantly illustrated, many of which interact with the architecture itself. Bars become cages for painted birds, while window frames become crowns perched atop characters’ heads.
Despite Okuda’s imaginative makeover, the church remains abandoned. That is, until it becomes the latest must-see destination for lovers of graffiti and street art.