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Hitting s huge range of surfaces — from discarded mattresses to abandoned rooftops — Brooklyn-based artist Sara Erenthal left her mark in NOLA. What follows are several more works — featuring the artist’s signature style — that I captured on a recent visit:

On repurposed wood

In Bywater

One of several wheat pastes

Inside Bywater’s abandoned naval base

Along the tracks

Upcycled on Desire Street

Photos by Lois Stavsky

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While exploring the streets of Mexico City earlier this month, I meandered into Huerto Roma Verde, a huge urban community garden — largely constructed with salvaged materials — in the South Roma colony. Committed to ecological awareness and sustainable consumption, it features a range of workshops and activities for folks of all ages.  It is also rich and varied not only in its offerings and produce, but in its public art, as well. Here is a small sampling:

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One of many art pieces on its grounds

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And this one capturing its spirit–

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As seen from the outside

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Photos by Lois Stavsky

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