Here are the final images from the Barrio Unity project completed in late fall. This area is usually inundated with tagging and gang graffiti, but because I helped to employ a handful of the neighborhood kids and they painted and helped to complete the mural, the result is that the surrounding area, and community has seen a significant drop in the gang graffiti activity, and brazen destruction of private property. By no means was it a failsafe solution, but it shows the power that public art can serve, as well as the messsage that mural art can portray to any community. Special thanks to Johnny and Cisco at GRASP for the opportunity, and of course the documentarian, Seetwist Productions.

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