January 24, 2019

New Murals in Los Angeles: 'Shared Roots (Unity Threatens Inequity)'

These are my most recent murals for the City of Los Angeles, produced with the support of Art Share L.A. and Meta Housing on the exterior of an affordable housing project in South Central LA, just below the DTLA Fashion District.

The initial inspiration for the agricultural theme of these murals came from a neighboring community farm run by the All Peoples Community CenterRoots For Peace and the American Friends Service Committee.
Farming or gardening imagery can carry an extra significance in this context considering how much of South Central Los Angeles (like many low-income urban areas) lacks easy access to healthy fresh food.
The figure on the left was modeled by Rigoberto Jimenez Oropeza, and the figure on the right was modeled by Ron Finley. Both are Los Angeles residents and both grow food from the soil.
Rigo began his workers' rights activism long ago with the United Farm Workers after being hospitalized for exposure to pesticides while working in California orange fields. Now in his eighties, he is still stubbornly working the land when not helping out with his son's art gallery.
Ron has become a prominent and inspiring community leader and advocate for social justice, food justice, and urban farming. He has also been a friend ever since Retna and I met him and his two sons while painting a mural in his South Central neighborhood over a decade ago. I'm grateful for my friendship with Ron and his sons, Kohshin and Delfin, who are both extremely talented young artists, and it's been an inspiration to witness their development over the years.

The choice of subjects came about partly in response to our current national (if not global) social and political climate, as well as a more local history of poverty and black-brown conflict in South Central Los Angeles. In these confusing times of demagoguery, racist scapegoating and social division, as wealth has been increasingly redistributed upward while the working poor are further disenfranchised, and organized labor has been largely weakened after decades of assault, I feel even more urgency to create conscientious and relatable public art that elevates common working people and promotes ideals of compassion, unity, equity, and interracial solidarity.
I would like to think of these murals as contributing to a proud tradition of humanism and social realist art that promotes the importance and dignity of all ordinary working people.

This project ended up taking a great deal more time than anticipated, with many late nights working into morning, but I enjoyed the process and am proud of the results. Though at a glance these murals may appear simple and straightforward, a tremendous amount of thought and care went into them. As usual for me, painting these walls was a meditative and devotional labor of love.

Many thanks to Cheyanne, Liz, and Art Share L.A. + Chris, Frannie, and Meta Housing for making these murals possible, thanks to Ron and Rigo for modeling, thanks to Eric Heights for all his help and late night grilling skills, Josh Rhodes for the gifts, and thanks to everyone else who supported in one way or another.
(1st photo courtesy of Tim Jentsch, 3rd + 4th photos by Eric Heights)

38 comments:

Tim said...

The words simplistic or straightforward have never once come to mind when viewing one of your murals. More often I think relevant and insightful. Beautiful work Mac.

AngelinaV said...

JAGUARQQ SITUS DOMINO99 POKER

ONLINE DAN BANDARQ ONLINE


* Dengan Minimal Deposit : Rp 15.000,-
* Bisa deposit via pulsa XL dan Telkomsel
* Minimal DP Via Pulsa 15.000 ( RATE : 0.85 / Potongan : 15% )

* Tersedia 9 Game Dalam 1 User ID
+ BandarQ
+ ADUQ
+ SAKONG
+ DOMINO99
+ BANDAR66
+ POKER
+ BANDAR POKER
+ CAPSA SUSUN
+ PERANG BACCARAT

* Bonus Rollingan 0,5% Setiap minggu
* Bonus Referal 20% Seumur hidup

- Kontak Kami -
WA : +855964608606
TELEGRAM : +855964608606
LINE : csjaguarqq
Website : JaguarQQ
Klik Disini : BandarQ Online
Fanspage : Situsjaguarqq

BACA JUGA BLOGSPOT KAMI:
Teman
Wisataa

JaguarQQ
Win

Games
Online99

Gosip99
Cerita Bokep99

Field engineer said...

Hi,

Freelance Cisco Wireless LAN Design Specialist


Cisco systems are one of the most popular networking systems in the world so we are sure you have clients using them. If so, then you may find they want to set up a Cisco wireless LAN network. This provides a way to keep a whole network connected across one business which is fantastic. For that you need a freelance Cisco wireless LAN design specialist. They’ll ensure that this task is handled the correct way and that the network provides the benefits matching business needs.

Unknown said...

These are so beautiful. I am teaching a murals class in the fall, and our themes will be based on social justice issues. I hope you do not mind, but I would like to share these with my class, with your permission.

Jessicaketty said...

VipmandiriQQ: Situs Judi Poker DominoQQ BandarQ Online Terpercaya
Selamat Datang di vipmandiri99.blogspot.com, Agen BandarQ, Domino Online, Poker Online, Terpercaya,
VipmandiriQQ Dengan Minimal Deposit Rp.15.000,-

Promo yang di sediakan Vip MandiriQQ saat ini :

♥ Bonus TurnOver 0.5% (Pembagian Setiap Hari Jam 12:00-15:00)
♣ Bonus Referral 10%+10% (Pembagian Setiap Hari Senin Jam 12:00-15:00)


Nikmati banyak keuntungan dan bonus Menarik lainnya Join Now!

============================================================

Ada 9 permainan yang disedikan di VIPMANDIRIQQ:

* Poker Online
* Dominoqq
* BandarQQ
* Bandar poker
* Aduqq
* Capsa susun
* Bandar Sakong
* Bandar66
* Perang Baccarat

Langsung coba keberuntungan mu di sini jangan tunda bermain maka tunda juga kemenangan anda ...
Untuk Info lebih lanjut bisa langsung contact kami
What's App (WA): +855966161749

Lestiara Putri said...

MEJAQQ: AGEN JUDI POKER DOMINOQQ BANDARQ ONLINE TERBESAR DI ASIA
MejaQQ
BandarQ Online
SITUS BANDARQ

sukacrotclub said...

Nonton Bokep GRATIS >> SUKACROT.SITE

BOKEP INDO

BOKEP JEPANG

BOKEP BARAT

BOKEP ASIA

BOKEP KOREA

BOKEP HENTAI

BOKEP SEMI

grizell said...

Mau diam dirumah saja hanya dengan main HP, tapi bisa dapet keuntungan banyak??? yukk main disini JANJIQQ Terdapat 9 Permainan yang bisa kamu mainkan hanya dengan 1 akun dan pastinya seluruh permainannya Terjamin seperti :
- DominoQQ
- Capsa Susun
- BandarQ
- Bandar Poker
- Sakong
- Bandar66
- AduQ
- Perang Baccarat (NEW)
PROMO MENARIK!! MINGGUAN DAN SEUMUR HIDUP YAKNI BONUS CASHBACK 0.3% DAN BONUS REFERRAL 20%!!!
Minimal Deposit Termurah yakni hanya 15.000 sajaa!! Anda bisa Bertransaksi

menggunakan layanan berkualitas dan Terbaik yaitu :
* BCA
* MANDIRI
* BNI
* BRI
* CIMB NIAGA
* DANAMON
Menerima Transaksi dengan Pulsa Via XL & Telkomsel, lalu Dana, OVO, LINK AJA, GOPAY Dll.
Buat pendaftarannya Gratiss loh!! yukk Hubungi kontak ini untuk mendaftar +85570243722 Gabung
sekarang jangan lewatkan kesempatan emas kalian mendapatkan keuntungan ratusan juta
rupiah dengan modal yang sangat terjangkau yah!!

sukacrot.club said...

Bokep Terbaru & Terlengkap Dengan Berbagai Macam Genre Berkualitas HD

bokep artis indonesia

indonesia viral 2020 bokep

bokep barat baru

bokep viral indo terbaru

bokep korea terbaru

Bokep SMP

Complete

SUKACROT.ONLINE said...

WELCOME 2021, CLUB SUKACROT OPEN MEMBER ! JOIN NOW (FREE)

bokep terbaru indonesia

indonesia viral 2020 bokep

bokep barat baru

bokep crot di dalam

bokep korea terbaru

Asia Bokep Anak Kecil

bokep skandal indonesia terbaru

LONTONG BETUTU said...

DIENTOT.CLUB Adalah Bahan Onani Yang Terbukti Ampuh Untuk Meringankan Segala Penyakit Bawaan Maupun Terbawa Oleh Pengaruh Nikmat Dari Sekitar. Banyak Film Yang Di Adopsi Mulai Dari Film Bokep, Film Semi, Suka Crot, Nonton Film Bokep, Nonton Film Semi, Film Bokep Terbaru, Nonton Bokep Gratis, Streaming Bokep Gratis, Film Bokep Indo, Bokep Barat, Bokep Korea, Bokep Jepang, Dan Masih Banyak Lagi. Silahkan Menikmati Sajian Terbaik Dari Kami Untuk Kalian Semua
KLIK 👉 DIENTOT.CLUB

SKANDAL ABG
🎞 VIRAL INDO

BOKEP BARAT
🎞 BOKEP BARAT

BOKEP KOREA
🎞 SKANDAL KOREA

BOKEP JEPANG
🎞 JEPANG SANGE

SKANDAL ARTIS 2021
🎞 BOKEP FAVORIT

Arief Vandriansyah said...

SITUS NONTON BOKEP VIRAL 2021


BOKEP INDO



BOKEP BARAT

slots gacor said...

Visit My Website :

> BOKEP

> DOWNLOAD BOKEP

> BOKEP BLOGSPOT

Nenihwang said...

Yuk Gabung di NAGAQQ: AGEN BANDARQ BANDARQ ONLINE ADUQ ONLINE DOMINOQQ

TERBAIK


Yang Merupakan Agen Bandarq, Domino 99, Dan Bandar Poker Online Terpercaya di asia hadir untuk anda semua dengan permainan permainan menarik dan bonus menarik

untuk anda semua

Bonus yang diberikan NagaQQ :
* Bonus rollingan 0.5%,setiap senin di bagikannya
* Bonus Refferal 10% + 10%,seumur hidup
* Bonus Jackpot, yang dapat anda dapatkan dengan mudah
* Minimal Depo 15.000
* Minimal WD 20.000

Games Yang di Hadirkan NagaQQ :
* Poker Online
* BandarQ
* Domino99
* Bandar Poker
* Bandar66
* Sakong
* Capsa Susun
* AduQ
* Perang Bacarrat
* Perang Dadu (New Game)

Tersedia Deposit Via pulsa Telkomsel

Info Lebih lanjut Kunjungi :
Website : NagaQQ
Facebook : NagaQQ Official
Kontakk : Info NagaQQ
linktree : Agen Judi Online
WHATSAPP 1 : +855977509035
Line : Cs_nagaQQ
TELEGRAM : +855967014811


BACA JUGA BLOGSPORT KAMI YANG LAIN:
agen bandarq terbaik
Winner NagaQQ
Agen Poker Online

Shaun William said...

I really appreciate the kind of topics you post here. Thanks for sharing us a great information that is actually helpful.
ADU Los Angeles

SUKACROT.ONLINE said...

BOKEP TERBARU "2021" TERSEDIA BERBAGAI MACAM GENRE
GRATIS TANPA PULSA DAN KUOTA > situs bokep terbaru

indonesia viral 2020 bokep
bokep jepang terbaru
bokep abg barat
bokep skandal indo
film bokep korea terbaru
bokep viral indo

NONTON FILM "2021" TERBARU, TERLENGKAP Dan TERPOPULER
GRATIS TANPA PULSA DAN KUOTA > nonton film

slots gacor said...

Nonton dan Download Bokep Viral Terbaru :


Join Grup Telegram 18+ GRATIS

bokep indo

bokep jepang

bokep terbaru

bokep barat

bokep semi

Candyce Herr said...


I found this really hysterical recently. Where should I start? I was the life of the Keto Advanced Fat Burner party. I am in an alliance with Keto Advanced Fat Burner. I've decided that I haven't had enough of Keto Advanced Fat Burner and don't abuse this fact.



Keto Advanced
Keto Advanced Weight Loss

Hyder Ak47 said...

Nice post! You are sharing amazing information through your blog. I am a big fan of your excellent writing skills. Bangladesh Mobile Phones

شركة لمسات الابداع said...

شركة تنظيف في دبي
شركة تعقيم في دبي

johmmydepp ji said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Ceria123 said...

https://15.235.141.83/

brijesh kumar said...

Wireless LED Lights are designed to increase safety, security and convenience anywhere around the home. Signature features include motion.

Miya said...

Cek Score hanya di http://nnowgoal.com/

Safi said...

I am actually grateful to the holder of this site who has shared Jazz weekly internet packages

Pecinta bola said...

Http://bk8login.asia

charles said...

Amazing website, Love it. Visit my blogs for more information
For more... plex.tv/link code
For HBOMAX hbomax.com tvsignin code
For Plex plex.tv/link code
FOr Hbomax hbomax.com/tvsignin code
FOr Canon printer ij.start.canon setup
FOr disneyplus disneyplus.com login/begin

sammark said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. This was a really great post.

ERP software in India

Samuel Badree said...

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful blogs.its very useful colourist logo

rohit said...

crm software for small business
top crm software
Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs every day. It will always be exciting to read the articles from other writers and use something from their websites.

pornogrfi said...

I wish to express my appreciation cerita lucahto this writer for rescuing me from such a circumstance. cerita sex 2022Because of looking out through the online world and obtaining ideas that were not helpful, I thought my entire life was gone. Living without the answers to the difficulties cerita lucah melayu 2022you have solved all through your entire write-up is a serious case, as well as the kind which may have negatively affected my career if I had not noticed your blog. Your good natural talent and porn seks 2022 kindness in playing with every part was vital. I don’t know what I video seks 2022would’ve done if I hadn’t encountered such a subject like this. It’s possible to at this time relish my future. cerita pornThanks for your time so much for the expert and cerita lucah cikgueffective guide. I will not think twice to cerita sekspropose the sites to anybody who would need kisah lucahrecommendations about this subject.

Test 1 said...

You can download the game Color Switch for Android with mod free shopping. Hacked APK version on phone and tablet.
https://apkchew.com/color-switch/

Chavi. Appfinz said...

Thanks for your valuable post, Really nice and very informative.
ecommerce website development

marvel said...

Very Nice Website, I really Appreciate your contents, this is very meaning for us.
pinkroot

Anonymous said...

Bedankt voor de geweldige inhoud!

Website Laten Maken

webmoneymantra said...

thanks for sharing valuable info.............

write for us Technology

iw said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
iw said...
This comment has been removed by the author.