A beacon of color, seventy two colors to be exact, is now standing along the Spanish coast, thanks to Cantabria native Okuda San Miguel. The candy wrapped pole is circled by the street artist as he covers it and called it his “Infinite Cantabria” just as the fires of summer begin to cool.
He says he wanted this, the first lighthouse on the coast to be painted, to reflect the natural wealth and diversity of the autonomous Cantabrian region on Spain’s north coast. Built between 1833 and 1839, the Cabo Mayor Lighthouse is already a major tourist attraction with a storied past, so it is an unusual commission for a street artist to be invited to paint it and an opportunity to shed new light on these troubled times.
With sweeping vistas in every direction, this new treatment from Okuda is a hit, with 10K visitors in its first weekend a couple of weeks ago.