2007 Precita Eyes Community Mural Workshop
Directed by Susan Cervantes with student participants: Tracy Clark, KuKu Kamal, Lisa Hall, Kelly Donnelly, Kelly Barrett, Kristen Foskett, Robert Jimenez, Sasha Gainor, Grace D'Anca, Rachel Lee Holstein, Ernesto Aguilar, Andrea Barry, Mary Lou Spiegelman.
Theme of Cultural Diversity and Peace
In the center of the mural are the portraits of two strong women back to back. They anchor the tree of knowledge whose leaves are made of multicolored hands around an eagle spirit representing the power of vision and creativity in the world above. On the far left side of the mural is a flowing design of a pigeon moving in space. Above is a storyteller "You can walk straight when the road is bent".
Below is a mission neighborhood scene with Mariachis and children. On the other side of the tree it pays homage to the indigenous people, colorful flower motifs and crystal spirits. Over the window is a figure "Rising Up" to begin anew. She faces a wall/ barrier border that divides people particularly pointed at the Middle East crisis but also representing all people who wish to find sovereignty in their homelands.
On the banner above the reaching arms says "Be the change you want to see in the World" a quote from Mahatma Ghandi.
Source: Susan Cervantes, Founder of Precita Eyes