Curaçao’s longest mural, measuring 135 meters, is now complete on the outside wall of Aqualectra at the entrance to the Koredor area. The mural was unveiled last Friday to the press, who were invited to ride along in a train by the Curaçao Tourism Bureau. The artwork is part of the Quick Win plan for the development of the Zakitó area and spans three 45-meter sections.
This impressive work of art was created by Curaçaoan artist Sander van Beusekom of Blend Creative Imaging. People who had recently become unemployed or who were in need of some extra income were also approached to participate in a collaboration with the company PickNic Projects.
“Awa ta Bida! (Water is Life!) is a running theme through all the 135 meters of murals at Zakitó. The left side of this part is a tribute to the fishermen of the island and the right side tells a bit of the story of Aqualectra. With that specific part, I also had the help of 12 talented teens, who participated in a workshop and brought it from concept to reality,” said Sander van Beusekom.