Created By: MAOC Walking Tour
While other utility boxes in this tour focus on Santa Ana's city and community, in E-Koi Systemz artist Eddie De La Barca (@eddiedelabarca) utilized mood enhancing images. Eddie De La Barca takes us out of the city and hopes to bring a sense of peace, happiness and tranquility to those who come across his koi painting.
As a child in El Salvador Eddie’s witnessed much violence. At the age of 9, he unavoidably witnessed a public execution as a military firing squad “executed” a group of protesting college students lined up against a wall. As a result of these tragic experiences, “peace,” is an overriding theme in Eddie’s art and life. (SOURCE)
According to the artist, the koi also represents prosperity of Hawaiian and Japanese cultures, acknowledging the Asian culture in Santa Ana.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Discover Santa Ana Public Art