Honor Boricua

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

Year:  1992

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.