MURALS help communities reclaim & celebrate their heritage, building groundwork for cooperation that often results in new collaborations. All types & ages of people are drawn to the project site, asking about the mural, becoming engaged in its development or commenting on the subject. By enjoining these groups in camaraderie we develop community & create a lasting, visual memory. The mural becomes a center of pride in the community & a strong community helps deter youth from joining gangs, reduces the chance of crimes & graffiti in a neighborhood & fosters fellowship.
It was painted in 2002 with one assistant.