Title: Honor Boricua
Site: 1318 N. Rockwell Street, Chicago
Artist: Hector Duarte
Assistant: Sandra Antongiorgi
Sponsors: Chicago Public Art Group and Latin United Community Housing Association
Scale: 25 x 12 feet
Materials: Acrylic paint on masonry
Information: Honoring Humboldt Park’s predominantly Puertorriqueño heritage (Boriquen is the island’s original Arawak Indian name), this mural depicts the Puerto Rican flag flying from the island, across the sea, and across Lake Michigan into the Chicago skyline. In turn, the flag unfurls from Chicago and returns to the island. The circle of flags suggests the ongoing exchange of culture and ideas between the two communities.