“Valora el agua – como a tu vida”: Value water - as much as your life. The simplicity of this mural belies the complex historic, social, and cultural relationship that San Carlos has with water.
“Nunca nos fuimos. Siempre resistimos” – We never left. We always resisted. Over three decades of violence – encompassing paramilitary groups, guerrilla insurgencies, and state actors – provoked one of the largest exoduses in Colombia. This mural captures the essence of San Carlos during the years of violence: all that remained were the ‘resisters’ and the birds.