Like Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez in their recent mural Welcome Wall at 751 Fillmore Avenue, Casañas frequently uses the Polytab Method for installing murals. Polytab, or “parachute cloth,” is easily transported and can be worked on in small spaces, allowing murals to be prepared in studios, classrooms, and a number of non-traditional spaces. The work can be completed in sections, like a quilt, and later patched together like wallpaper to create a seamless mural that can integrate the works of artists who would otherwise never have the opportunity to work together. Patria, Será Porque Quisiera Que Vueles, Que Sigue Siendo Tuyo Mi Vuelo (Homeland, Perhaps It Is Because I Wish to See You Fly, That My Flight Continues to Be Yours) was created by various artists during the summer of 2017 at 585 Niagara Street and at our partner location, the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library Central Library. The mural was installed in August 2017 and dedicated at a community celebration on August 25, 2017.
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