Created in collaboration with Maria Robinson at El Colegio High School, Minneapolis. Puerto Ricans in Minnesota Committee (PRIM) invited me to create a piece honoring Pedro Albizu Campos, which expanded to represent the Puerto Rican movement, centering women and femmes, cultural and political organizers, and the nature and rhythms that shape and carry us.
DEFEND, NURTURE, GROW PHILLIPS (AKA MURAL ON THE AVE). 2019
Collaborative project through Power of Vision Mural Projectat Hope Community. Facilitated by Olivia Levins Holden, Chaka Mkali, Crystal Price, Samie Johnson. Painted by Camila Leiva, Magdalena Kaluza, Missy Whiteman, James Autio, Claudia Valentino, Simone Rendon, Samie Johnson, Chaka Mkali, Crystal Price, Nell Pierce, Katrina Knutson, Mattie Weiss, Juliette Myers. More information about our process at the Mural on the Ave Project Blog
Mural on the Ave. Directed by Josephine Lampone, documenting the creation of Power of Vision Mural Project's " Defend, Nurture, Grow Phillips" in 2019.
WAVES OF CHANGE/ OLEADAS DE CAMBIO. 2015.
Waves of Change/ Oleadas de Cambio, 2016. 4200 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis. Assisted by Donald Thomas (Bayou), Nell Pierce, Atzin Ketter, Misty Rowan, Brad Sigal, Irina Barrera, Joanna Nunez, Anh Pham, Luke Longfellow, Mae Boda, Esmarie Cariaga, Lena Wilhelm.
Turning Negative Positive. Documenting the creation of "Waves of Change: Oleadas de Cambio. Directed and filmed by Mike Gray, 2015.
WIIDOOKODAADIWAG: THEY HELP EACH OTHER. 2019.
Wiidookodaadiwag: They Help Each Other. Jourdain Community Room, 511 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis. Painted at Hope Community through Power of Vision Mural Project, in collaboration Ixel Debwe and Dennis Woundedshield.
The Making of the Mural Wiidookodaadiwag: They Help Each Other. Directed and filmed by Tez Martnize Smith and JT Evans, 2019.
Live painting collaboration with Nell Pierce at Soundset Music Festival, 2018.
Creatives After Curfew is an evolving collaboration between Minneapolis artists co-create art to soothe, remember, build & imagine a future rooted in justice + liberation. Creatives after Curfew is a decentralized collective of BIPOC/Queer artists & allies who mobilized during the Minneapolis uprisings in June 2020 to share resources, skills and knowledge as a contribution to the movement. Part of this work involved training artists and creating rapid response murals around the city on walls and boarded buildings. Instagram