For thousands of years, murals have been painted in different
ways for many reasons under varying conditions: social, political,
economic, and aesthetic. From cave paintings to Michelangelo’s
Sistine Chapel to the Chicano and African-American mural movement,
murals continue to play a vital role in communities. They
are a reflection of the time, place, and socio-political realm
in which they are painted.
A mural is a reflection of a community and painted with the
purpose of having a conversation with the people who will
see it everyday. Mural projects give communities a voice and
mode of public expression so that others can hear it.