Fogo Island: Part of a building in São Filipe embellished with the mural painting by the Portuguese artist Mário Belém

São Filipe, Sep 20 (Inforpress) – A part of the building in front of the Centrum Sete Sois Sete Luas in the city of São Filipe has attracted the attention of the passers-by who circulate in that street and stop to appreciate the painting by the Portuguese artist Mário Belém.

The mural came to join many existing in various parts of the city and was completed on Wednesday afternoon by the Portuguese artist Mário Belém, who arrived Monday to the island in the framework of the program “artistic residence of street art” within the Sete Sóis Sete Luas festival program .

The mural painting that is somewhat poetic and with some subjectivity is entitled, according to the artist, “this great fire that burns in my soul never goes out, but it has been translated into the Creole and is a way of rejoicing the people.

The bird represented in the painting, the Gongon, is an endemic species from some islands, namely Fogo, represents the desire of many people to “fly out”.