EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — A new mural showcasing El Paso’s culture has been unveiled in south El Paso, just in time for President Trump’s visit to the Borderland.
This painting of a woman surrounded by butterflies is on the corner of Tays and Delta.
The design was created through a partnership with the artist, Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado, the Calavera Culture Shop and students from the University of St. Thomas.
The butterflies in the mural represent migration. The idea was from a poem.
“We got the idea from a poem that was written by a child in the concentration camps in the Holocaust,” said Alvarado. “And as people might say, it’s a little extreme to say that, but we had a camp here in Tornillo with children in there.”
Alvarado says he likes to paint murals of people in the community. The woman featured in the mural is the business owner of Bomb Beauty Products, Gloria Yrrobali.