An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Artforce Brisbane
An initiative of Brisbane City Council

Karen Hernandez

Language Unites

Sir Fred Schonell Dr & Laurence St, St Lucia QLD
As an immigrant, I consider that language is a variable of great weight when it comes to communication. I am grateful about living in a Brisbane area where you can hear different languages and different accents every day on the street, the supermarket, the parks, the university; almost everywhere. Sometimes, language can challenge us when we express in a different tongue, but it can also create bonds. My artwork has a big jaguar on it, her name is “La Kenza”, she is a Latina with a thick accent, finding her way in this concrete jungle. Her positive and fearless attitude could represent all the St Lucia’s neighbours who are non-native English speakers. With my artwork I want to embrace the fact that we are all connected through our native languages and English. St Lucia is a reflection of that.
Box ID: B0286 (View Map Below)
Painted on: August 2023

Register your interest 
to paint a traffic signal box


You must be a resident of Brisbane ie. living within the Brisbane City Council area.
You must not be an employee of Brisbane City Council.
You must not have painted more than two traffic signal boxes in a four year period and not in consecutive years.

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