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Nuestro Andar Florece by artist, muralist, arts educator and filmmaker Michelle Angela Ortiz, is located on the wall of Mixteca Organization in Brooklyn, NY. Mixteca is a community-based organization established by “a group of concerned community members to address critical needs in health, education, social and legal issues facing the burgeoning Mexican and Latin American immigrant community in Brooklyn”.
About the mural from the artist’s website-
Nuestro Andar Florece (Our Journey Blooms), celebrates the stories of Mexican immigrant women that have planted their roots in Brooklyn, New York. As part of the Barrio Roots Festival that took place in late October 2016, I led this mural project along with artist Federico Zuvire. The project was supported by Habitajes. They offered a series of creative workshops at Mixteca Organization with women that shared their immigration stories. The women are mothers, students, educators, and some survivors of domestic violence that found a new home in New York. The women decided on the messages that are conveyed in the mural. For three weeks, the artists, workshop participants, local Brooklyn artists, and neighbors participated in the creation of the mural.
About the mural-
The mural depicts two goddesses from Chinese mythology, flanking the courtyard door. The lunar deity Chang’E floats on the left with her companion rabbit, while solar goddess Xihe sits on the right with her ten sun-crow children. The paired murals reimagine protective door guardian imagery through the lens of the divine feminine.
Standing in the Gap by Sophia Dawson (@iamwetpaint) is in the Dumbo area of Brooklyn, NYC. It is part of Murals for the Movement, a public art initiative curated by Liza Quiñonez of Street Theory Gallery, and presented by the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program, in partnership with the Downtown Brooklyn + Dumbo Art Fund.
From the artist about the mural (from the information plaque)-
“The concept stems from the necessity to acknowledge the legacy of the generation that came before us that fought for our rights and freedom as we continue to contend for the destiny we deserve. It also speaks to the importance of spiritual warfare and how a battle must be won spiritually before it is won physically. — Sophia Dawson
For 2015’s Monument Art Festival, a dozen international artists painted murals around the South Bronx and East Harlem.
The mural has recently been chosen by MakersPlace to be part of Equal Bytes, a new artist accelerator program that aims to “recruit and onboard additional women creators to the NFT space and support the minting and sale of their first NFT”.
Until 11/20/22 you can vote for your favorite artwork on their site and be automatically entered to win one of six NFTs selected by MakersPlace from the exhibition. All of the pieces included are by first-time women NFT creators. The ten artists who receive the most votes will be invited to participate in their Featured Creators Program.