The Mitchel Mandala by Noble Dre*Ali

  • Noble Dre*Ali, The Mitchel Mandala, 2021
  • Noble Dre*Ali, The Mitchel Mandala, 2021
  • Noble Dre*Ali, The Mitchel Mandala, 2021


Noble Dre*Ali’s The Mitchel Mandala aims to portray the spirit and strength of Mitchel residents through depictions of front line workers, persons of varied ages and races, and animals that symbolize resilience and rebirth. Responding directly to sentiments shared by residents, the artwork is also a memorial—honoring those lost to Covid-19 and gun violence. A Bronx resident for decades, the artist references the practice of mandala making to offer healing and relief to the community.
Photos credits for all Mitchel artworks: Collin Erickson

Bridging the Divide: Media/Press Coverage

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