The urban intervention MONARCH OCCUPATION - Lisbon II consists of a continuation of the previous intervention, MONARCH OCCUPATION - Lisbon, that took place in 2015. This time, instead of using rubber stamps to print the paper wall tiles, the artist did all the painting by hand, to achieve a more accurate ressemblance to the original portuguese's single figure wall tiles [ examples >> ].
Then, the paper tiles were pasted on tiled facades, with starch glue, where the original ceramic tiles were already missing, by decay or theft. No real tile were covered by the paper tiles.
This intervention is also based on the iconic image of a armed soldier in camouflage uniform, with butterfly wings out of his back, which can be found in a variety of other art works by the artist, accompanied by new images, all of them belonging to the military universe: boots and helmets, tanks, grenades, bombs, pistols, among others.
This time the military ilustrations were not decorated with floral ornamentation; instead, the military paper tiles were interleaved by floral paper tiles, copied from real floral ceramic tiles, produced in the 1800s and 1900s by Viúva Lamego ceramic factory (Lisbon).