Chilean-born artist INTI painted the 24×69-foot mural that covers Rosario’s back wall facing South Presa Street in just two weeks (Sep. 29-Oct. 10, 2022)! As one of the most recognized graffiti and street artists in the world, INTI has painted over 100 murals in 20 countries. He is known for his large-scale murals which exceed 140-160 vertical feet and reflect the colors, energy and passion of his Latino heritage. San Antonio is the first city in Texas to feature INTI’s work.
INTI selected youth as the subject of the Rosario’s mural to capture and share owner Lisa Wong’s story. The mural reflects her rich family history (Chinese & Mexican heritage), values and dreams for future generations. The children in the mural are not based on real people but rather are symbolic of the future.

“The Rosario’s mural features two children bathed in gold against a Mexican folk-art motif of heart-shaped cactuses with budding flowers and intertwining vines with a solitary skull. The work is inspired by Wong’s family history and multicultural roots,” writes San Antonio Express-News arts writer Rene Guzman.
Lisa describes the mural’s symbolism as “thoughtful, looking beyond, dreaming of the possibilities.”