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Don't you see I got everythin' you need
digital drawing and collage, printed wallpaper
111 X 390 inches

Artist David Rios Ferreira makes references to monster movies from his childhood like Godzilla, representing disturbances in the urban landscape in this mural for the BRIC Café. Combined with cartoonish characters and hints of historical structures, the hybridity of this imagery becomes a metaphor for the process of cultural appropriation and reconstitution crucial to identity-making in our postcolonial society. Dandelions and tropical leaves, photographic and illustrated, explode with a child-like playfulness, and locate the cityscape somewhere between the real bodies and fantasies of those who inhabit it.