Have you walked around Wynwood and spotted these handmade golden pieces? Well, they are part of a series created by an urban artist named Juan Gomez, better known as Buddah Funk. This Miami based photographer, designer, and artist is actually telling a story through his work titled, “The Legend of El Dorado” He started this series five months ago and has been putting out 2-3 new pieces of the legend every month. These pieces have names like Jaguar Man,Owl, Airplanes and this months new pieces: Moth and Passion Flower. Every second Saturday of the month is the Wynwood Artwalk, where Buddah Funk attends and leaves pieces stuck on walls, poles or even inside the popular bar lounges to find and take.
Similar to a scavenger hunt, he provides clues as to where he leaves these golden figures by social media networks provided below:
Above is a picture of a recent winner of one of the pieces.
So the next time you are using your eyes and looking around the wonderful walls of Wynwood and see not only these pieces, but more being created by him, you will know who is behind the unique creation and golden legend of the “El Dorado” series.