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113 Throop AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11206United States




10 x 45 ft



Love is the Main Ingredient / Amor es el Ingrediente Principal was painted by Comunilifes Life is Precious group, a suicide prevention group for young Latina women. The mural is housed in Comunilifes kitchen. The concept of the mural developed from a thoughtful conversation about what food represents to them, such as love, happiness, a filling of emptiness, togetherness, and nourishment. The design displays a connectedness between all of the figures through winding colors with music notes and food. Two women water the seed on an avocado boat that sprouts into a funky display of " La Vida es Preciosa (Life is Precious). An elder woman in the center of the mural shows the importance of loving and healthy familial exchange. She gathers the symbolic ingredients needed to nourish young women. The ingredients include items like unconditional love, courage, acceptance, and sisterhood. The key around the elders necklace is to open the door of the young woman's heart on the opposite wall. Latina culture is evident in food and instruments as well as the classic Pilon, which is used to bring all ingredients together.