We’re no stranger to Selena murals here in the Bayou City, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that a new one has taken up residence in town so soon after last weekend’s premiere of the new Netflix show, Selena: The Series.
What might surprise Houstonians is that the new EaDo mural, which is on display at 2010 Polk St through December 13, was made because of the new TV series about the Queen of Tejano Music.
Local artist Sylvia “Donkeemom” Roman, mother of fellow Houston street artist Alex “Donkeeboy” Roman Jr., created the mural, which features the Lake Jackson-born singer and her band, Los Dinos, after the streaming giant “asked U.S. and Mexican artists to translate Selena’s inspiration in the form of a mural,” according to Netflix.
Now, Roman’s mural joins those in Los Angeles, Miami, and even Monterrey, Mexico, in repping Selena and the new series.
"Only in my dreams did I ever imagine to be part of something like this," Roman shared in one of two Instagram posts. "Selena and her family have given so much to my culture that it feels incredible to pay homage to them with my art."
Billed as “a coming-of-age story following Selena,” Selena the Series chronicles her life-changing rise to fame as well as the challenges that success placed on her and her family. Since dropping on December 4, the nine-episode “Part 1” has risen to the top of Netflix’s most-watched list; “Part 2” is slated to be released at a later date.
See Donkeemom’s Selena mural at 2010 Polk St through December 13.