As a social practice artist I believe in the power of community. A mural must be made with the help of the people. Who am I to come into a community, put up my art, and then leave?
By bringing together schools, nonprofits, community members, and individual stakeholders, new perspectives are formed.
You will never find me working on a mural alone, putting up something and assuming it's what the community wants.
My community murals typically involve efforts to bring communities together to deal with bigger issues. From the start I engage communities, involve them in the design, teach them to create stencils, and have them ultimately take responsibility for the space by putting their work on the wall.
A mural is typically the start of me engaging with a community on issues like transportation safety, litter reduction, violence, inequity, and space revitalization.