Sunday, November 9, 2008
Las Gallas Support Obama through Guerrilla Mural Making
"VOTA MI GENTE, Latinos for Obama" Mural on Hope Street by Michelle Angela Ortiz 2008
2728 Hope Street, Philadelphia
The Obama Campaign in the Latino community asked me to create a mural of Obama to encourage the Latino community to vote. I created this 30' mural in four days, guerrilla muraling, with the help of fellow Galla Julia Lopez, Dolio Durant, Ivan Henderson, Rafael Zapata , Andreina Castillo and volunteers from the community of HOPE Street in Philadelphia.
This project was definitely a collaborative project. More than 50 volunteers helped paint and clean the abandoned lot where there mural is painted. What a great joy it was for all of us to see Barack Obama become the president-elect. This mural is a documentation of this historic moment.
Read more about the mural at: http://nativenotes.net/2008/11/04/barack-obama-mural-in-philadelphia/