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.