set them free let them be
“Set Them Free Let Them Be” 2019. Philadelphia, PA
Artist Statement: "I created a painting of una mujer freeing birds and butterflies unto the sky. The moon and sun are filled with landscapes to represent migration from one home to another home. The style of the birds were influenced by my culture’s Salvadoran folk art. I wanted the painting to feel soft and peaceful by using different shades of pink, purple, and blues. Using these colors and subjects can evoke an emotion of hope and healing for my latinx community... I added plants to represent personal growth because she is centered in the middle but she is not alone. She surrounded by the moon, the sun, the birds, and the butterflies and she is calm. When personal growth starts with self love we then begin recognizing our shared humanity."
The artist creating murals for Streets Dept Walls are: Marian Bailey, Uriah Bussey, Dora Cuenca, Manuela Guillén, Tim McFarlane, A’Driane Nieves, Nicole Nikolich, Quinn Rodriguez, Symone Salib, Chad States, and Meg Wolensky!