Wall art's disappearing act

By Mikaela Collins

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This family violence-themed mural by Rodrigo Rozas will  be up only until Sunday or Monday. Photo / Michael Cunningham
This family violence-themed mural by Rodrigo Rozas will be up only until Sunday or Monday. Photo / Michael Cunningham

If you have walked down Whangarei's Walton St you may have noticed a large screaming face on a wall of a cafe - if you haven't you might want to check it out before it goes.

Rodrigo Rozas, a Chilean graffiti artist, spent at least four hours over two days painting the family violence-themed mural as part of a NorthTec assignment.

It was completed last Friday and since them Mr Rozas has received a lot of positive feedback.

"People say it's beautiful. We put a photo on Facebook and it has had 300 likes and people have been sharing it, it's been great."

But the artwork is only temporary and Mr Rozas said he will paint over it on Sunday or Monday.

Mr Rozas said he knew it would not be permanent but still wanted to do the artwork on that wall.

"It's right by the traffic lights you know, people stop and see it. And it's right by the police station."

And he has now been asked to do another portrait for a woman in Omapere who saw a photo of Mr Rozas' mural.

If anyone has a space Mr Rozas can use for his artwork they can email him on rodrigorozasartist@gmail.com.

- Northern Advocate

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