Artist creates the mural of Santo Cristo de La Grita with more than 20,000 covers

With more than 20,000 bottlecapsthe Venezuelan illustrator Oscar Olivares completed the mural Holy Christ of La Grita in the state Tachira last August 6.

With this project, which became a reality thanks to the help of hundreds of people who donated tapas, the artist seeks to unite art, recycling and faith in the inhabitants.

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“In the La Grita mural we have obtained many tapas from Colombian brands. It is interesting that each mural of tapas is unique because of the different brands and colors of the region, as well as reflecting the consumption of the people. In each mural there are unique tapas, ”he commented through his social networks.

Through his Instagram account, Olivares made the finished mural official, which began at the end of July. It is located at the entrance to the Sanctuary of La Grita, in the Basilica of the Holy Spirit in the municipality of Jáuregui in the state of Táchira, bordering Colombia.

The mural measures 2 meters high by 10 wide, where thousands of people also participated, including children, altar boys from the sanctuary and the Brotherhood of Santo Cristo.

On the other hand, Olivares pointed out that they managed to collect the tapas thanks to the collaboration of the inhabitants and the Frelat Foundation, which is dedicated to finding and promoting new traditions around the saint’s festivities.

The religious perform in honor of the 412 years of Santo Cristo de La Grita, a demonstration that has been held every August 6 since 1610. It had not been held for two years due to the covid-19 pandemic.

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