Civil Rights History Mural Project

Civil Rights History Mural Project

WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?

I grew up in Boston, but I lived for 12 years in San Francisco which is where I got my training in public art.

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE OF ART?

The main focus of my public work is collaborative. I work with communities in order to give visual platforms to everyone to tell stories.

WHAT INSPIRED YOUR DESIGN FOR MURAL DURHAM?

I've been thinking a lot about perception and projection; what we as individuals project into the world and what comes back into us and how we fit into the whole societal space we share.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS AREA?

5 years

DO YOU HAVE FAVORITE SPOTS AROUND DURHAM? 

I love to be Downtown! 

TELL US A BIT ABOUT DURHAM AND THE ART SCENE HERE...

My first experience was at The Carrack. I was really excited about how diverse the people who were there were and how welcoming, genuine, non-competitive and encouraging everyone was. I have met a lot of great people here and the art scene has grown. There is a lot of stuff going on and it's all for the better. 

My only concern is about the economic growth of Durham and how expensive it's getting and how that might affect our artist community here.


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