4 × 2 m
Mural of Buju Banton, Kingston (photograph, 2018)
Mural of Buju painted in 2017 on a wall in Rockfort during his incarceration in a US by an artist called Pedro. It appears on a wall which has a number of street art murals and highlights the temporary nature of works.
In 2019, Pepsi Jamaica embarked on a advertising marketing campaign to promote their fizzy drink brand in Jamaica using the slogan JamaiCan. This was incorporated into large hand-painted mural style advertisements that mimic street art.
It would appear that Pepsi wanted to capitalize on Buju Banton’s release which made him one the most talked about Jamaican reggae artist in 2019 placing the mural in Rockfort right up to the Buju Banton mural.
Mural of Buju Banton and Pepsi JamaiCan advertisement (photograph, 2019)
Brought the new paint back home. Gathered all the cadets in one of the barracks and taught them how to properly paint a room. Thought the job would go faster if we all pitched in, you know? And it’s just generally a good skill to have.
Got them all set up and ready to go when I got an urgent call for help from Lieutenant Mitaka about a broken water fountain in the yoga room.
I told the cadets to go ahead and start painting and I’d be right back to help. I was only gone for about an hour, but when I came back, there was a gorgeous mural on the wall of several stormtroopers lined up in front of a First Order flag. Especially impressive because I only left them, like, three colors.
I think we’re going to have to start advanced art classes. Some of thees kids could be real assets to the PR department. They could make some beautiful propaganda posters.
March 2020. Denver, Colorado.