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Staircases and Mountaintops: Ascending Beyond the Dream

Willis Humphrey, Jonny Buss2014-10-23

City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Lead artists Willis Humphrey aka Nomo and Jonny Buss, along with Guild participants, met with the local community on several occasions to gauge the type of mural they wanted in their neighborhood. After numerous collaborative discussions, Humphrey created a design for both the front of the building and the side facing the playground, inspired by the civil rights movement and Dr. King’s pivotal role in the fight for equality.

Abstract mountains and stairs symbolize activists’ arduous journey to attain their full rights. At the front of the facility, the team installed a brand new, intricate mosaic by Buss that enlivens the space and serves as a symbol of welcome.

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  • Title: Staircases and Mountaintops: Ascending Beyond the Dream
  • Creator: Willis Humphrey, Jonny Buss, Photo by Steve Weinik
  • Date Created: 2014-10-23
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Location Created: Philadelphia, PA
  • External Link: Mural Arts Program

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