Ozmo created the mural ‘Grab this cock’ at Eneida M. Hartner Elementary School, Wynwood, Miami for the RAW project.
Ozmo’s art is always site-specific, and this gigantic emblem follows the rule. The mural in the Eneida school in Miami was a chance for the artist to work using the renaissance rooster’s image over a trumpet in a neighborhood filled with Caribbean immigrants. The rooster is a symbol of vigilance and wisdom and at once a traditional reference for the Caribbean tradition.
Standing over a trumpet, saying “alertness and wisdom’, it warns us about racism, discrimination and fears.
This time though, the imagery is also time-specific. Extemporaneous and well meditated at the same time, “Grab this cock” is also a well timed political comment.
Ozmo , as usual, plays with a complex and mysterious tradition, and turns the obscurity of Italian humanism into a clear, loud, and worried message: smash discrimination guys, wake up, and be wise!
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