Cochabamba Street Art – Installation Smile Power

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The green bunch of lettering spells out SONREI, which is the imperative tense of SMILE in Spanish.

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Don’t miss the ‘Apes in Love with Sunglasses’ behind the college students hanging out.

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The explosive lettering, the mounds of hair, the imperfect body type, the serene face, the unique skin markings, the color choice … make this piece stunning.

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Your guess is as good as mine as to what the letters spell. Spanish or English I am stumped. But the neon colors and the pointing cartoon Bolivian by the indifferent Bolivian woman and the sleeping dog are just great.

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Can’t you hear the conversation these miniature skate boarding godzillas might be having with each other?

One of the reasons I wanted to start posting pictures of street art around Cochabamba is because it makes me smile. What a thrill to find out that one of the artist’s signatures is the Spanish word for smile in the intimately familiar affirmative imperative tense: sonrei.


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