walls of san pancho


project: #5

location: San Pancho @ Colectivo San Pancho

date: 21st – 24th March, 2015

type: collaborative mural



One never expects the things, people, or places that impact their life the most. San Pancho is one of those unexpected places. Filled with unexpected people doing and creating unexpected things.


The beach waves crash at the end of a long San Pancho road. A road filled with noise. Filled with life. Hola’s and smiles. Cowboys and farmers. Markets. Food Carts. Skateboards and bikes. Buskers, surfers and children. Cafe’s. Galleries and shops. Community parks, centers, collectives, and schools. Dogs and Horses. Dancing, laughs, embraces and Adios’s. This one road, from highway to ocean, is the blood line of San Pancho. Not just a route of coming and going, but a route that connects and builds a community.


Walls carry loads, provide shelter, protect, border, and box things in or out. Walls define an area. Constantly built and broken, their definition of a space or a place changes as quickly as the brick goes up. As quickly as the mortar crumbles down.


The walls of San Pancho. Painted colors. Written Colors. Crumbling colors. Bricks of red, orange, yellow, pink and blue. Murals of boats, lizards, fish, and saints. Recycled mosaics from bowls and bottle-caps. Walls that match flowers, trees, sunsets, and ideas. The walls of San Pancho define the area. They define the community.


The perfect wall stood nestled behind palms near the beginning of town. The other side sheltered a collective of local artists. Photos, paintings, and prints. Dances and Films. Clothes and Jewelry. Made by collective hands and creative minds. The perfect wall in this creative space was exactly the spot for fresh paint and a new community collaboration.


The design was drawn. Flyers were hung. The wall was prepped with splashes of blue and white. The artists filed in. They dipped their brushes in reds, yellows, and oranges. The colors of the sun. The colors of meaning and inspiration to the small beach-side town. Each artist applied their own unique “ray” design, but from afar the three suns began to take form. Four long hot days came and went. Days of brushwork, technique, collaboration, and smiles. The mural of three suns now defines the area with new light. A collective effort from a creative, inspired community.


artists: J.Charboneau . Mojo . Jaime Sanchez . Luz Herrera . Gaelle Posada . Flora Abel . Walter Castro Veliz . Gerardo Topete… (more artistic hands unmentioned but grateful for!)

contributors: colectivo San Pancho . entre amigos . the San Pancho community


Birds. Tourists. Locals. San Pancho
Surfers on San Pancho beach.
San Pancho beach.
San Pancho people.
Musicians on the street.
wall of flowers.
wall camouflage. green palms.
food stand. hot dogs.
local cowboy.
wall art.
Entreamigos playground.
San Pancho mural.
San Pancho mural.
Screen Printing at Pancho Vida.
Old Bodega.


The artist colectivo responsible for supporting the mural construction.
Inside the colectivo space.
Inside the colectivo space.
Old mural… moments from white paint.
Artists build up the base layers.
Artists build up the base colors.
Artist, Mojo splashing on some base colors.


Artists and locals preparing the sun-ray designs.
Artist and local, Gerardo begins work on a sun-ray.


A young local artist lending a hand.
Artist/ Clothing Designer Luz Herrera working on her sun-ray.
Artists finishing the details.
3 Suns Mural. San Pancho, Mexico.
Middle sun. Features 8 different artists.
right sun. Features 6 different artists.
Left sun. Features 7 different artists.
Mandala by Artist Jaime Sanchez.


3 Suns mural. San Pancho.


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