We here at Concrete Decor always welcome submissions of photos from concrete artisans around the world. When we received a particularly attractive batch from an artist in Argentina, we decided to share them with you.
To date, Miriam Alba Romano has only worked in the Argentine city of Roldan. Her son, Demian Feldman, sent us these photos of her concrete wall art to help her get attention and jobs in the United States.
Feldman describes her process for concrete wall-carving as follows: “Miriam begins by creating a pencil sketch of the desired design. After the sketch is approved, the handyman builds a wooden frame on the wall.
“The handyman then spreads the mix on the wall about an inch and a half thick. When the concrete begins to dry and take hold of the wall, Miriam starts to reproduce the sketch by carving out the concrete with metal tools. This is done freehand.
“After the mural dries, the wooden frame is removed. When the concrete is completely dry, she sands the roughest surfaces.
“She paints the murals with diluted oil paint. This paint is effective at soaking into the deep lines of the concrete, creating the rustic look. The washed colors emphasize the low relief of the designs.
“Miriam reproduces and enlarges the original paper image directly into the concrete before it dries. She does not use molds, projectors or stamps in any of her work. Concrete has become her favorite medium because she is highly skilled at working at the fast pace that the concrete demands.”