Our piece is located on the roof of a health center at the foot of Siloé, and you can only see it from the cable car that runs above the Comuna 20 or from the top of the hill. We wanted to gather in the mural those elements that make Siloé a special place.
Some of the inhabitants on Siloé have a Yanacona origin. For most of them, the sun, represented by a rhombus, protects and brings life to the village. Nasa people use a zigzag line to describe the path of life. On both sides, the braided hair of the Afro-Colombian miners, founders of the colony.
In the foundation, the horses represent the only way to transport building materials due to the strong steepness of Siloé. It is said that each horse goes up and down with an average of 2 tons a day. They carry the weight of each brick of the neighborhood.
Fists are a symbol of struggle and protest. The 20 commune was the refuge of the M-19, guerrilla command that claimed a democratic and constituent Colombia. Its character is still reflected in the neighbors of Siloé, who proudly count hundreds of stales about the movement.
High above the stars, the bird from Cali (multicolored Tángara) presides over the mural. Originally it was a constant presence on the hill, and nowadays, it is in danger of extinction.