This is a rendering of a mural that I will be doing @eurekastreetartfestival festival August 11-18! It’s entitled “This is the darkness of the womb, not of the tomb” One of my favorite functions of art, is the ability to have conversations in public. We are witnessing the crumbling of institutions, the rise of fascism in the United States and abroad. But what new structures can be built in its place? There are a lot of possibilities. I believe that the ones that are the most hopeful are the models built around solidarity. Collectively we can build a society that doesn’t allow ourselves to be oppressed, oppress other or exploit the environment. .
So, I’ve completed my first public art project! I was excited about the possibility of adding more diversity to eureka’s public dialogue. Previously, there was only one other public representation of women of color and that piece was in an alley way. I wanted to put that conversation on our busy intersections. I for one will never blame poc for the failures of capitalism. I won’t allow others be it men of cloth, tie or a flag set me against my brothers and sisters. I will talk more about this project and artists as leaders of society at Morris Graves museum Sunday, July 8th at 2pm.
Amazing photos @leonvillagomez !