New Murals To Pop Up in Brooklyn For Juneteenth, The Art Insider

New Murals To Pop Up in Brooklyn For Juneteenth

New Murals To Pop Up in Brooklyn For Juneteenth, The Art Insider

Murals celebrating Black women activists will pop up in Brooklyn this summer, starting with Juneteenth.

The first of these murals will be unveiled today. The work is the creation of artist-activist Helena Metaferia, who is primarily active in Harlem and Brooklyn. The mural depicts Wildcat Ebony Brown, another artist from Brooklyn. The mural also depicts small artworks of scenes about the civil rights protests and important moments of the era. Beneath the mural, a text reads: “Where would democracy be without Black women?”

The idea to depict another artist in the mural was an interesting one. According to Metafaria, she did this to throw light on fellow Black women who are doing amazing work but not given their due recognition. She said that it was a way for “reclaiming that image”. The scenes depicted in the mural were all clippings taken from old Kenyan and Ethiopian travel magazines.

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