Bring Life Together/ You ask me why I fight

Creator

Laine

Title

Bring Life Together/ You ask me why I fight

Coverage

262 University Ave W, Saint Paul MN, 55103, USA

Description

2 murals placed next to each other on the exterior of the Springboard for the Arts building in Saint Paul Minnesota.
Note, the left mural is a painting titled "Bring Life Together". It shows the Minneapolis skyline with a giant glowing heart in the sky. Flowers are blooming out of the heart. The mural on the right is white with yellow letters. "You ask me why i fight I ask you why I would do anything else--Hawona Sullivan Janzen" and multi-colored George Floyd stencil portraits.

Source

These 2 murals were 3D scanned by KBK on Oct 2, 2020.

Note: The mural on the left with the heart and the flowers was created by an artist named Laine. The mural on the right was created by Unknown.

KBK sat down with Laine for a recorded conversation Dec 2020. Laine told KBK that the heart is a representation of the life force within everyone. This mural represents the collective life force of Minneapolis and Saint Paul and is a message of resilience to keep fighting against systemic oppression and institutionalized racism. Laine created the mural with the help of other artists. She did not know who they were. She told me she created the art during a painting event hosted by Springboard for the Arts and that her mural was a collaborative piece created with strangers.

Rights

KBK

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

F.S.

Identifier

UAM-GF_1843

Original Format

Paint on plywood

Files

IMG_20200906_164310.jpg

Citation

Laine, “Bring Life Together/ You ask me why I fight,” George Floyd & Anti-Racist Street Art , accessed April 17, 2021, https://georgefloydstreetart.omeka.net/items/show/1843.

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