French stencil duo MONKEYBIRD recently finished a monumental wall tribute to Burgos Cathedral for its 8th centenary. The mural is a collaboration with StARTer Proyectos Culturales for the project -Mymesis, beings and places- in the context of the VIII centenary of Burgos Cathedral. This project aims to generate a visual dialogue with the public about Heritage and contemporary culture.
“Our intention was to offer an effect of complex depth and monumentalism, combining some of the most spectacular references of the temple, such as the main altarpiece, with its many details, the Golden Staircase, or the circular oculus in the center of Santa María façade.
As a symbol of good luck for the community, we have represented in the center the protector of the town, Guardian Angel. This image under the guise of a gray heron is shown as a symbol of light and rebirth, flanked by two other angels whose original models they are in the upper part of the temple. This Cathedral is also unique in Spain in terms of finishes created with sculptures of angels.