The seven murals in this neighbourhood were created by artists Tom Onrust and Wouter van der Giessen. They are visual combinations of the various objects they found behind the front doors.
The objects individually tell the story of a local resident. By combining them, the artists have, in a visual way, made new connections between local residents. For example, a Curaçao cooking utensil called ‘pali funchi’ can suddenly look like a birdhouse when combined with a children’s book. Or a Pokemon ball and a racing car that together become an elephant.
In this way, Tom and Wouter chose to make the murals not only for the neighbourhood, but also with the neighbourhood.
“The murals show commitment, and that makes it a neighbourhood where different generations can be part of. Where age, background and origin have no added value. Where there is room for people-orientation. Tom and Wouter have realised this in detail and they appeal to your imagination,” says local resident Doré.