- Marija Tiurina (Marija Tiurina)
To create this mural, the Lithuanian artist Marija Tiurina extracted from her surreal inner world this image full of symbolism. It’s fair to say that the neighborhood fell in love with this wall placenon Oriente Street, in the A Lagoa neighborhood. This beautiful and dynamic composition creates a strong proclamation to the construction of the common good… With the continuous refugee crisis that exists in the world, today in particular in Europe due to the war in Ukraine, too many people are forced to flee their homes and they have to stay together to survive and preserve their culture wherever they go. Perhaps walking together under one roof is the only way to make any place a common home.
Before arriving in Carballo, the artist had worked with three possible sketches for the wall, but when she got there, the neighbourhood decided her. For Marija, the mural captures the idea of ??community and she thinks that the community seems to be strong in the area. During the creative process, she adapted several details to reflect the local flavor, such as the roof of the house, which is somewhat reminiscent of local “horreos” (granaries); the presence of the corn; or even the potatoes, which were already in the sketch,. She decided to keep them. not only because of the Carballo and Coristanco tradition, but also because of the close presence of the Yoseba MP mural. For Marija, her work speaks “of the community that stays together. Helping each other, moving forward together, getting through hard times together.” “I think that in every country there is a community that has been forced to migrate, and sticking together is what makes them powerful,” she concludes.