trompe oeuil in Bogota 2021
This mural was commissioned for a coffee lab in the historic district of Bogota, named Café Jaguar. In the native Colombian culture, the jaguar is seen as a human in the astral world, who can dance, speak, and live in a family, just like us. However, in this dimension, we can only see the jaguar’s body, its shadow in the form of a jaguar.
The jaguar is a symbol of the «other world.» For Café Jaguar, Chicadania painted a large wall with a jaguar in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, and created a «trompe l’oeil» in the corner of the street, depicting her son with a jaguar makeup and a branch on his head made of the coffee plant.