I designed this mural, and painted it with some significant help from my friend Gerardo Cazares. It is located in Chicago, on Medill just south of Milwaukee Avenue.
I wanted to address displacement. This is weighing heavily on my mind not only because of gentrification, but also because of various refugee crises, and impending environmental devastation that could ultimately force us all from everything that is familiar and safe.
That’s a lot to address in one mural, and I only had a total of two weeks to both paint and display my result; so I designed something very simple. The response has been overwhelming. People feel this one.
The mural is part of Project Logan, a permission wall coordinated by Flash ABC in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Flash is a veteran street artist and street art documentarian. Working with AnySquared, he maintains equipment and supplies for rotating work on the walls year-round.