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“Feather of Truth“
A new diptych mural painted for the entrances at Rutger’s Honors Living Learning Community in Newark. This piece is the result of a multilayered collaboration between students, staff and history. The starting point is a drawing made by alumni Vivian Peralta Santana titled “Pursuit of Justice” from which modeling ideas were developed for the final design. The mural also looks at education, depictions of justice, resistance, hope and community. These ideas are also reflected in the quotes found in the mural, which have been sourced from staff and students. They read:

“Kaanzheelundamuneen Wuskiinohtaasuwaakan”
~ Chief Vincent Mann

"Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society"
~ Sonia Sotomayor

“No hay cambio sin sueño, como no hay sueño sin esperanza.”
~ Paulo Freire

“Our pasts are interconnected, our futures are independent - this life is collective”
~ Ana Monteiro

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”
~ George Washington Carver

Big shout out to the faculty and staff but specially to the production and curation of Anonda Bell 

Model: Evelyn Corder 
Assistant: Michaela Lozada
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