Fernando Llort - a Jewel of Hope and Peace

Artist Fernando Llort is a national treasure in El Salvador, and he continues to give back to his homeland.  

On Friday in San Marcos,  El Salvador, artist Fernando Llort and a group of youth began work on a mural titled "The Jewel of Hope and Peace."

The project is sponsored by UNICEF, as part of its campaign "no te indigna?" / "aren't you outraged?" which is intended to raise awareness of violence afflicting children in the country.

Llort's recent works in public spaces have included a renovation of the Monument Hermano Lejano ("Distant Brother") dedicated to those Salvadorans living abroad.   The renovation, concluded in 2012 includes sculptures and murals to provide a "fraternal hug" and a welcome home.

He also recently completed a mural with youth volunteers in Santa Tecla as part of a Plan El Salvador program.

You can see everything this prolific artist is up to at the Facebook page of the Fundación Fernando Llort.

Mural at Monumento Hermano Lejano

Santa Tecla Mural