This week marks the end of a five month project with a powerful group of Youth who despite all the challenges they were and are dealing with decided to allocate the time and space to create this mural based on ideas they came up with collectively. The mural doesn't show you how many people were involved in creating it, nor the adversity that the Youth Participants deal with outside the program, so thank you for pouring yourselves into this project despite that. This work is meaningless without you.
I'd like to thank @gswellmural for helping facilitate this opportunity. My wonderful manager for being a reachable solution breathing force. The Bronx Hope staff for their amazing support this year and as well as years past. And to @markgodoyjr and @angelgarciaart for assisting on bringing this wall to life from start to finish. It takes more than one human being to bring about a vision.
Description below: "Champions"
The mural seeks to portray ways to take care of yourself, from dieting, to being in welcoming spaces as well as engaging in activities that are beneficial to your body and your mind. The starting point shows a youth in a meditative position holding a radio that lets music travel throughout the rest of the mural. The music symbolizes sound, breath and also serves as a therapeutic aid to help calm those engaging in physical activities and taking on a challenge. A young woman and a young man are placed on opposing sides of the mural, both holding a trophy triumphantly to depict the end goal. The trophy may mean more than just a physical accomplishment and is symbolic of goals we all have as individuals. The Youth felt using sports in order to talk about the importance of discipline and what it takes to overcome your challenges/fears, was appropriate to the space we’d we painting the mural in.
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Empowering Youth through Art.
It's always exciting to have a young person who is interested in art and wants to be an artist when she graduates...🎨😃
Today I had an opportunity to paint with and share about art with Ms.Ruby a 10th grader Lil Mighty Mariposa from the San Fernando High Stem Magnet School.
She got skills! 🎨✌
San Fernando Stem Magnet
San Fernando High School
Por Un Amor.Org Mural Crew.
#muralismo #muralist #muralart #muralpainting #muralsdaily
This is a beautiful detail shot of Rozalia Hernandez-Singh’s mural in the Bay View Street Canvas project on KK avenue in #Milwaukee. A great Wallpapered City project that we continue to share with pride. 2017. All women artists.