Groundswell Artist

Amy Sananman

Artwork contributor


  • Project | 2001

    Sunset Park Unity Mural

    Throughout the spring of 2001, Sunset Park residents, together with Groundswell, met to design a mural that reflected the range of cultures present in Sunset Park.
  • Project | 2000

    Whoever You Are, Where Ever You Might Be Knowledge Yourself With Books in this Library

    In the summer of 2000, sixteen fifth and sixth graders in a Brooklyn summer camp program worked with Groundswell and community partner, Warren Street Center, to create a mural on two adjacent walls.
  • Project | 1999

    Peace Is Not A Dream In Storage

    In 1999, a group of young women of color worked with Groundswell and the Center for Anti Violence Education (CAE) to create a mural speaking out against domestic violence.
  • Project | 1999

    Scene Through a Fence

    In the fall of 1999, IS 293 and college students from New York University came together in an educational exchange and collaborative mural project. The result was "Scene Through the Fence," a 16 foot high mural that stretches the full 125 feet of a formerly-graffitied schoolyard wall.
  • Project | 1997

    The Offer of Calm Amidst the Onslaught

    Painted in a single room occupancy (SRO) hotel for people living with AIDS, this project was created by a group of HIV positive adults with histories of incarceration, drug use and prostitution.
  • Project | 1998

    We Are Here to Awaken From the Illusion of Our Separateness

    In summer of 1998, in partnership with local faith-based community group, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, fifteen young people worked together to create a mural around the theme of spiritual leaders for peace and justice.
  • Project | 1998


    In 1994, at age 13, Nicholas Naquan Heyward, Jr was shot and killed by police while playing with some friends in his building in the Gowanus Houses in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
  • Project | 1997

    Everyone Holds a World: Young Women's Sources of Strength and Protection

    This mural was designed by young women living in the Red Hook East and West Public Housing Projects. It depicts their sources of strength including real images of friends, family, community teachers, clergy, and public leaders.
  • Project | 1996

    The Golden Birdcage

    Groundswells first project organized Latino youth living in Williamsburg. Through numerous drawing sessions the group generated the mural's theme, How Our People Left Everything Behind to Str...
  • Project | 2002

    La Lucha Continua: Homage to Eva Cockcroft

    Groundswell, Artmakers Inc, and the Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union teamed up to create a mural to honor the memory of Eva Cockcroft and celebrate community mural making in New York.
  • Project | 2004

    Justice Everywhere

    To celebrate the opening of its new headquarters in 2003, Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) commissioned Groundswell to paint a mural on the adjacent building to help lead visitors from 4th Avenue around the corner to the doors of the new center.
  • Project | 2005

    Roots and Wings

    Roots and Wings incorporates suggestion from the Wyckoff Gardens community, which spoke of four critical themes that they wanted the mural to address: Unity, Family, Employment, and Education.
  • Project | 2005

    Train to Read

    Groundswell's Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA) afterschool program partnered with Wyckoff Gardens to create "Train to Read,” a mural that wraps around the Center’s entire literacy room.