This lovely mural was painted by Paola Delfin, a Mexican artist whose work is mainly influenced by illustration expressing beauty and a feminine sensibility through delicate drawing and organic forms.
Painted for the always amazing mural project ArtUnitedUs curated by Iryna Kanishcheva and Geo Leros, “Shelter” features the image of  a young woman with her arms crossed over her chest in a protective, but at the same time delicate and peaceful position. She doesn’t fear because she is safe. “Shelter” refers to the fact that we all have a safe haven, whether it is a person or a place we feel comfortable with.
The artist explains the piece as follows:

“I believe besides any difficulty in life we all have a shelter to turn up to, i painted this wall thinking of that idea, i come from a country which is a beautiful place but is going trough some difficult moments, same as Ukraine, so no matter which kind of trouble are going on, there is always a place of peace, even if everything seems dark, i chose to paint this black and white and cut it in two pieces, because i believe beauty can present itself in the darkest moments, is just how we choose to see things, which can change it all, is a matter of perspective.” – Paola Delfin.

All images by @dronarium

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Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.