Project Information
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619 Belmont Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207




60 x 10 ft



Through a partnership with District 79 schools, which support students who experienced a disruption in their schooling, Groundswell artists worked with Passages Belmont to create “Transformations.” Youth from non-secure placement at Belmont Academy joined the team as aspiring artists excited to participate in creating a mural for the Belmont cafeteria. Brainstorming on the theme of transformations, the team explored the role of mythical creatures who symbolize transformation, growth, and transcendence. The youth imagined some of their own avatars, including the cheetah, butterfly, and wolf howling at the moon. These associations of change, strength, and perseverance spiral from the mind of a hypothetical student wandering through scribbles in a notebook.