This painting/mural was completed just one day after Pope Francis’ departure from Ciudad Juarez. It’s causing quite a commotion here in town. The words on the top say Welcome to Hell Paso. The Franklin Mountains are burning in the background. The painting is outdoors on the wall of Bo-De-Gas Smoke Shop in East El Paso. It was painted by Gabe Vasquez. The mural is getting a lot of shares and attention on Facebook. Vasquez told El Paso’s KVIA: “I tried really hard on this. I poured my soul into this and I really thought outside the box and went outside my comfort zone.” Justin Rojas, the owner of the shop said the mural is no different than seeing a political cartoon in the Sunday newspaper. The mural isn’t expected to be on Bo-De-Gas’ wall permanently. What do you think?
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