Interactive harbor-themed mural at PS 59, a public elementary school on Staten Island. The school wanted a calming, but engaging floor mural that would encourage physical activity and reflect the environment surrounding the school. We facilitated a game-making workshop with fourth-graders to better understand what activities they were interested in. I worked with three Groundswell youth artists to collaboratively design and execute the final mural. Our design encompasses sea creatures that are specific to New York City’s harbor, and features five active points, including a turtle four-square and a bubbles hopscotch. We also facilitated a community paint day, where 40+ young students, faculty, and family members helped us paint the bubbles for the hopscotch.
This mural was created through Groundswell, a NYC-based organization that brings together youth, artists, and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change, for a more just and equitable world. Mural assistants: Melody Avis, Kevin Rijo, and Gabi Balderas.
Acrylic Paint, 9500 square feet.