The world we make - #1

  • I was an teaching artist and worked on the art direction with my teaching partner Nico Collazo for this mural at Walton Campus in the Bronx, NYC, titled " The World We Make". 
    -Sponsored by Sponsored by NYC Council Member Fernando Cabrera, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Cultural Immigrant Initiative, Young Life Bronx, Sherwin Williams.  

    Three schools at the campus collaborated to celebrate the cultural diversity on campus in this 800 square feet mural : Kingsbridge International Academy, International School for Liberal Arts (ISLA), and Teaching Arts and Professions HS.  Nearly 200 students (six classes) with roots in South and Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East led the effort, uniting the diverse campus in unprecedented ways throughout the process. 

    Below are the close-up shots of the mural: 
  • Below are some process shots, from the beginning grid to transferring sketch to filling in colors. 
  • And finally - t'was time for ribbon-cutting !