2019 Art@Work Mural- Sandtown. Located at 1601 Calhoun Street Baltimore. Painted with the assistance of 10 youth apprentices from Baltimore YouthWorks empolyment program coordinated by Jubilee Arts.
The design incorporates ideas from residents of Sandtown collected during interviews and community canvassing sessions. On the left we have a portrait of Jaila, one of our youth apprentices, a Sandtown resident. She is holding a daffodil, one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, and a symbol of rebirth. We also have images of the old Pennsylvania Avenue merging with the new and a family walking from the past to the present. Above we have the South African Protea flower a symbol of hope and perseverance. On the far right is the Gladiolas flower (named after the Gladiators of Ancient Rome) a symbol of strength and integrity alongside Butterfly milkweed, blue cardinal and cinnamon fern, plants native to Maryland.