' Return to the Sea' mural by Nomad Clan

' Return to the Sea' mural by Nomad Clan

This mural was painted for SHINE Mural Festival 2018 by Nomad Clan - a collaboration between street artists Cbloxx (Joy Gilleard) and AYLO (Hayley Garner). A dark yet playful folkloric mural inspired by the happenings of a Spanish conquistador and soldier, Panfilo De Narvaez. He was an important figure in the conquests of Jamaica and Cuba in the years between 1509 and 1512. He acquired a reputation for ruthlessness; Bartolome de Las Casas, who was a chaplain on the Cuba campaign, recounted horrible tales of massacres and chiefs being burned alive. On April 14 or 15, 1528, Spanish explorer Pánfilo de Narváez landed near Tampa Bay. Battered by hurricanes and attacked by local Timucua and Apalachee Indians, Narváez's men built boats, possibly near the St. Marks River, and attempted to flee Florida. After eight years, only four survivors made it back to Mexico. One of the survivors, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, wrote an account of his experience titled Naufragios y Comentarios.

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