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“S.T.E.A.M. dreams”

Atlantic City at 3030 Atlantic Ave.

for @acartsfoundation @create48ac and @boysandgirlsclubac 

This project slowly progressed during the pandemic and ended beautifully. While painting this mural in a predominantly black, brown and immigrant section of the city, it reminded me of the process and drive behind it: mainly the immense power of imagination versus the inequities and injustices people like myself face when it comes to access and the practice of science, engineering, technology, the arts and mathematics.

How powerful it is to be able to dream. How important it is to be able to tell your own story, to own your history, to speak to your ancestors across time and memory, to reclaim knowledge, space, ancient medicines, erased achievements and inventions.

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