Project Information
Google Map of Albany, NY


26 Bleecker StreetNew York, NY 10012United States




8 x 15 ft





Court-involved youth participating in Groundswells Segue program partnered with artists Crystal Bruno and Jules Joseph, Groundswell youth leaders, and Planned Parenthood of New York City to complete a welcoming mural for the interior of PPNYCs Executive Office on Bleecker Street in Manhattan. During the design of the mural, Groundswell youth researched the reproductive justice issues at the heart of Planned Parenthoods mission to provide essential health care, innovative programs, and effective advocacy to thousands of women, teens, and families in New York City. A brilliant mandala anchors the mural and provides the image a centerpiece to reflect upon and celebrate the ongoing work of Planned Parenthood. Near the outer layers of the circle are the silhouettes of city buildings symbolizing the work of PPNYC in providing citywide clinical care, education, and advocacy across the city. These three pillars of PPNYC are also highlighted in the surrounding circles which frame the main mandala. A pair of winged stethoscopes emerges from the center of the mandala as a symbol of care and guardianship, and a listening device to hear the needs and concerns of those in need of care.