© 2016 by Yvonne Shortt.

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Public Walls

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.