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Artist Federico Cuatlacuatl and me met with students&teachers to brainstorm about ideas. After deciding that it would be about the history of the neighborhood, COVID hit and we couldn't meet in person anymore. Federico and me selected two representative figures and worked each in half of the mural. Mine was an old neighbor, who I represented with a rose head, after the name of the neighborhood, Rose Hill. The body is made of poly tab fabric. I cut the shape in 80 pieces and gave them to the students, with a marked side, for them to paint at home. Once collected, they formed a patchwork, which is traditional form of expression in the African American community predominant in the neighborhood.

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