hate will not win.
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In response to the defacing of the #DareToDissent mural
The morning of July 11, 2018 I was notified that my mural had been defaced overnight. The series of events that day were both weird and uncomfortable; I didn't know how to react. Today I know exactly what to do: and that is to keep making art!
For the people who want to help paint:
My coordinators and I are discussing how to involve everyone in the re-painting of the mural. The current plan is for me to actually paint the spots that have to be repaired, and then determine what the process of community involvement for this mural actually looks like. If you would like to be emailed with information once we know when we are bringing everyone in to help paint, please submit your email address by clicking this link.
For the people who want to donate money:
If you want to donate money, as I explained in the video, the supplies for repairing the mural should be covered. But, I do have an upcoming mural project that is slated for this summer. I am buying all of the supplies out of my own pocket. If you would like to make a monetary donation to help further that cause, or if you just want to support me and my art, these are the links to do that:
For the people who want me to come paint a mural:
If you have a big wall--or know someone that does--that you'd love to see my message on, and a budget for getting me there and creating it, let me know that too via the contact tab, or with the walls/access form below.
My mission has been a positive one for the whole time that I have been working on it. This moment is a reminder that this type of work matters. Your support in being able to spread more positivity means the world to me.
Thank you so much,
WAYS TO SUPPORT ME AND MY ART
My current objective is to create art that is positive and magical, and specifically imagery of people of color. If you would like to be a part of helping me spread that mission, these are ways that you can provide support:
Art stuff is expensive and so are expenses related to creation of it (travel, supplies, materials, etc). If you would like to make a monetary donation you can do so here via:
If you have access to equipment that you would be willing to let me borrow for large projects that would be incredibly useful. Painting murals sometimes requires equipment that is costly to rent--lifts, spray guns, ladders, scaffolding. If you own this equipment or are able to give permission for me to borrow those things for specific projects, please let me know!
Perhaps you have access to materials! Donations of that sort are incredible. Paint, canvases, substrates, brushes, clay, etc. Let me know what you've got, and I can let you know if it is useful for something I'm currently doing.
I want a mural on every continent (except for Antarctica!) within the next two years. I am seeking leads for the biggest, most visible walls you can find, or have access to. If you are or know a building owner with a public exterior wall that I would be given permission to paint, please let me know! Optimally there is a budget and there are funds for both travel and supplies, but in some instances the more important part is access to those walls. Let me know what you've got in the form below!