Monday, April 23, 2012

Funky: Bianca Bourgeois

When describing the term funky, things come to mind, such as music, bright colors, and soul. While walking down West Colfax, I noticed that the Hispanic culture tended to grow, and it wasn't until I reached an abandoned building and noticed bright and "groovy" colors painted on the side of the building. I was curious what the painting depicted, more specifically who it depicted. I thought the colors were beautiful and radiated a certain kind of soul. I asked a gentleman that owned a pawn shop next door, and he told me that it was created in 1995 in memory of Tejano singer, Selena Quintanilla. 
Her history as a musician is fascinating, and if you have never heard her music listen to her version of The Hustle.

©Bianca Bourgeois


  1. This is great Bianca. What a find on Colfax! I love the texture of this building verses the beauty of the image and her pose.

  2. I love the image. Before I had read the text I had thought to myself that this has a music feel to the mural. It reminds me of a Coke commercial where they are playing music and have the silhouette person dancing or walking around to the beat of the music. Great job!!!